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ST. LOUIS RAMS (3-3) at CAROLINA (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 2-4, Carolina 2-3

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 11-8

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Panthers 20-10, Oct. 31, 2010

LAST WEEK - Rams beat Texans 38-13; Panthers beat Vikings 35-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 19, Panthers No. 22

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (28), PASS (20)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (30), PASS (18)

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (7), PASS (27)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (4), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -St. Louis third in NFL in red zone percentage, scoring 12 TDs in 18 trips inside opponent's 20. ... Rams QB Sam Bradford had career-best 134.6 rating last week against Houston. ...Bradford 8-1-1 when he starts and has QB rating of 100 or more. . Rookie RB Zac Stacy has at least 75 yards rushing in last three games. ... WR Tavon Austin leads all NFC rookie receivers with 24 catches. ... WR Chris Givens averaging 46 yards per touchdown catch in career. ... WR Austin Pettis has four TD catches in past five games. ... DE Robert Quinn has NFC-high six sacks. ... DE Chris Long has 6 1-2 sacks in past eight games. ... CB Janoris Jenkins has four career TD returns - three on interceptions and one on a fumble. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton has seven TD passes and two interceptions in last four home games. Panthers 3-1 during that span... Panthers converting 49.2 percent of third-down opportunities, second best in the NFL. ... Panthers have allowed 16 sacks. ... RB DeAngelo Williams is team's all-time leading rusher with 6,178 yards. ... RB Mike Tolbert had a TD rushing and receiving last week against Minnesota. ... WR Steve Smith has 26 catches for 456 yards receiving and three TDs in last four games vs. Rams. All three TD catches at least 60 yards. ... WR Brandon LaFell averages 29.7 yards per TD reception. LaFell is franchise leader in yards per catch (14.87) ... DE Greg Hardy has 12 sacks in past 14 games. ... LB Luke Kuechly leads NFL in tackles with 209 since entering NFL in 2012. ... K Graham Gano has made all six field goal attempts and all 13 extra points.

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