Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Ty Gaston

Preview: New England Patriots (4-4) at Carolina Panthers (4-4)

SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 158 (NE), 85 (Car.) | XM: 384 (NE), 226 (Car.) | SXM App: 821 (NE), 804 (Car.)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Panthers lead all-time series, 4-2
STREAKS: Panthers have won past 2
LAST GAME: 10/1/17: Panthers 33 at Patriots 30
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/18/13: Panthers 24, Patriots 20

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS    Leaders    CAROLINA PANTHERS

W 27-24 at L.A. Chargers LAST WEEK W 19-13 at Atlanta
Bill Belichick: 3-3 COACH VS. OPP. Matt Rhule: 0-0
25.8/20.5 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.6/19.9
354.6 OFFENSE 328.5
Mac Jones (R): 192-282-1,997-9-6-90.1 PASSING Sam Darnold: 166-273-1,814-7-8-76.8
Damien Harris: 118-517-4.4-6 RUSHING Chuba Hubbard (R): 108-391-3.6-2
Jakobi Meyers: 45-427-9.5-0 RECEIVING DJ Moore: 50-645-12.9-3
352.9 DEFENSE 295.6
Matt Judon: 8 SACKS Haason Reddick: 7.5
JC Jackson, Adrian Phillips: 3 INTs Shaq Thompson: 2
+1 (13/12) TAKE/GIVE -4 (8/12)
Jake Bailey: 47.6 (38.9) PUNTING (NET) Lachlan Edwards: 43.8 (38.5)
Nick Folk: 76 (1L) (16/19 PAT; 20/21 FG) KICKING Zane Gonzalez: 52 (13/14 PAT; 13/15 FG)

 

PATRIOTS NOTES

• QB MAC JONES (rookie) passed for 218 yards last week. Has 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating in 2 of past 3 & 95+ rating in 4 of past 5. Can become 1st rookie QB since 2016 (DAK PRESCOTT) to win 1st 4 road starts. Leads all rookies in completions (192), comp. pct. (68.1), pass yards (1,997), TD passes (9) & rating (90.1).

• RB DAMIEN HARRIS aims for 4th in row with 80+ rush yards & 5th in row with rush TD. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of past 3. Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with career-high 6 rush TDs this season.

• WR JAKOBI MEYERS is only AFC WR with 4+ catches in 8 games this season. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC South with 8+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. WR NELSON AGHOLOR led team with 60 rec. yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Car. (9/13/20 w/ LV) & has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Car. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. WR KENDRICK BOURNE aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. TE HUNTER HENRY has TD catch in 4 of past 5. Had rec. TD in only career game at Car. (12/11/16 w/ SD).

• S ADRIAN PHILLIPS had career-high 2 INTs last week, incl. 26- yard INT-TD, 1st-career TD. S KYLE DUGGER aims for 6th in row with 6+ tackles. Has INT in 2 of past 3. Is 1 of 2 DBs (KENNY MOORE) with 50+ tackles (51) & 2+ INTs (2) this season. LB MATT JUDON had 5 tackles & 1.5 sacks in Week 8. Had 10 tackles & TFL in only career game vs. Car. (10/28/18 w/ Bal.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with 2+ TFL.

 

PANTHERS NOTES

• QB SAM DARNOLD passed for 266 yards in his last start vs. NE (1/3/21 w/ NYJ). Has 5 rush TDs, tied-most among QBs in 2021. QB P.J. WALKER completed 24 of 34 atts. (70.6 pct.) for 258 yards in only career start (11/22/20 vs. Det.).

• RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has 3,436 scrimmage yards (127.3  per game) & 26 TDs (18 rush, 8 rec.) in 27 career home games. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 135+ scrimmage yards. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 9 of his past 10 vs. AFC. Rookie RB CHUBA HUBBARD rushed for 82 yards & had 2nd-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 7th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Ranks 2nd among rookie RBs with 510 scrimmage yards.

• WR DJ MOORE had 59 rec. yards last week & aims for his 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Aims for his 7th in row at home with 5+ catches. Since 2019, is 1 of 5 WRs with 3,000+ rec. yards (3,013).

• CB STEPHON GILMORE had INT in season debut last week. Had 52 PD & 11 INTs in 56 games (2017-20) with NE & was 2019 AP Defensive POY. LB HAASON REDDICK had sack & 2 TFL last week. Has 5 sacks & 6 TFL in 4 home games this season. Aims for his 5th in row with TFL. LB SHAQ THOMPSON led team with 10 tackles & had 3rd-career INT last week. Had 10 tackles in last meeting. DE BRIAN BURNS had 0.5 sacks last week. Aims for his 5th in row at home with TFL. CB DONTE JACKSON aims for his 6th in row with PD. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 at home. S JEREMY CHINN has PD in 2 of his past 3.

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