Colts at Panthers NFL Week 8 Capsule

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-4) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-0)

SERIES

  COLTS PANTHERS
MON. RECORD 22-14 7-5
SERIES LEADER   4-1
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Chuck Pagano: 0-0 Ron Rivera: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 27-21 vs. Saints W 27-16 vs. Eagles
LAST GAME 11/27/11: Panthers 27 at Colts 19. Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 69 yards & 2 TDs. Panthers QB Cam Newton passes for 208 yards & adds 53 rush yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/28/07: Colts 31, Panthers 7. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning throws for 255 yards & 2 TDs. Colts RB Joseph Addai rushes for 100 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Jim Miller (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Ind.), 93 (Car.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Ind.), 226 (Car.).

STATS

PASSING Luck: 118-210-1398-11-9-76.3 Newton: 101-181-1275-9-7-78.4
RUSHING Gore: 98-446-4.6-3 Stewart: 103-423-4.1-2
RECEIVING Hilton: 37-606-16.4-3 Olsen (TE): 27-439-16.3-3
OFFENSE 351.3 344.2
TAKE/GIVE -8 +4
DEFENSE 408.6 339.8
SACKS Langford, Mathis: 2 Short: 5
INTs Adams: 4 (T1L) Norman: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING McAfee: 49.0 (2 L) Nortman: 45.8
KICKING Vinatieri: 31 (16/17 PAT; 5/7 FG) Gano: 48 (18/19 PAT; 10/13 FG)

NOTES

COLTS: In past 5 vs. NFC, QB ANDREW LUCK has passed for 1,338 yards with 15 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 97.9 rating, incl. 333 yards & 3 TDs last week vs. NO…RB FRANK GORE aims for 6th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Averages 124.3 scrimmage yards per game in 3 career meetings…Last week, WR T.Y. HILTON had 4 catches for 150 yards (37.5 avg.) & 2 TDs, incl. career-long 87-yard TD – longest TD rec. by Colt at home since 1975. WR ANDRE JOHNSON (13,804) needs 86 rec. yards to surpass HOFer CRIS CARTER (13,899) for No. 10 all-time. WR DONTE MONCRIEF has TD catch in 5 of past 7…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 79 tackles. Since 2014, S MIKE ADAMS leads AFC with 9 INTs. Aims for 3rd in row with INT…PANTHERS: Are 6-0 for 1st time in franchise history…QB CAM NEWTON had 95.9 rating & rush TD in last meeting. In 3 starts on MNF, has 102.8 rating, 7 pass TDs & 2 rush TDs. Has pass TD & rush TD in 4 of past 5 & has 28 such games, 2nd most in NFL history…RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 203 yards (101.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. FB MIKE TOLBERT had rush TD & rec. TD last week, 3rd career game with both…TE GREG OLSEN has TD or 100+ yards in 5 of past 7 on MNF. Since 2008, is 1 of 3 active TEs with 5,000+ rec. yards (5,236) & 40+ TDs (43). In only game vs. Ind. (9/21/09 with Mia.), WR TED GINN JR. had 11 catches for 108 yards…DT KAWANN SHORT has 5 sacks in past 2 & leads NFL DTs with 5 sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN ties for NFL lead with 4 INTs & 2 INT-TDs. Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 505 tackles. LB THOMAS DAVIS leads team with 57 tackles. Only player in NFL with 2+ sacks & 2+ INTs. DE JARED ALLEN has 7.5 sacks in past 9 on MNF. Since 2004, leads NFL with 135 sacks.


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