3-8-1
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Team 1 2 3 4
CAR 3 3 7 0
MIN 14 14 0 3
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Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers looked like contenders in name only.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
9:41
TD
Teddy Bridgewater passed to Kyle Rudolph to the right for 4 yard gain (Blair Walsh made PAT)
CAR 0 - MIN 7
7:00
TD
Minnesota blocked punt attempt by Brad Nortman. Adam Thielen returned for 30 yards (Blair Walsh made PAT)
CAR 0 - MIN 14
0:37
FG
Graham Gano kicked a 30-yard field goal
CAR 3 - MIN 14
2nd Quarter
9:35
TD
Minnesota blocked punt attempt by Brad Nortman. Everson Griffen returned for 43 yards (Blair Walsh made PAT)
CAR 3 - MIN 21
3:28
FG
Graham Gano kicked a 35-yard field goal
CAR 6 - MIN 21
0:16
TD
Teddy Bridgewater passed to Greg Jennings to the left for 17 yard gain (Blair Walsh made PAT)
CAR 6 - MIN 28
3rd Quarter
9:15
TD
Cam Newton passed to Philly Brown down the middle for 32 yard gain (Graham Gano made PAT)
CAR 13 - MIN 28
4th Quarter
8:55
FG
Blair Walsh kicked a 39-yard field goal
CAR 13 - MIN 31

Game Leaders

Passing

Carolina

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Cam Newton 18 35 194 51.4 5.5 4 24 1 1 65.7 0

Minnesota

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Teddy Bridgewater 15 21 138 71.4 6.6 3 20 2 0 120.7 0

Rushing

Carolina

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Jonathan Stewart 12 85 7.1 26 0 0
Cam Newton 9 49 5.4 10 0 0
DeAngelo Williams 7 21 3.0 9 0 0
Fozzy Whittaker 1 16 16.0 16 0 0
Mike Tolbert 2 5 2.5 3 0 0
Philly Brown 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
De'Andre Presley 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 0

Minnesota

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Matt Asiata 14 52 3.7 8 0 0
Ben Tate 5 15 3.0 9 0 0
Teddy Bridgewater 2 12 6.0 8 0 0
Joe Banyard 2 8 4.0 5 0 0
Jarius Wright 1 5 5.0 5 0 0

Receiving

Carolina

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Greg Olsen 5 9 59 11.8 19 0 0
Kelvin Benjamin 5 12 56 11.2 30 0 0
Philly Brown 2 4 34 17.0 32 1 0
Jonathan Stewart 2 2 25 12.5 18 0 0
Jerricho Cotchery 2 5 20 10.0 14 0 0
Mike Tolbert 2 2 0 0.0 3 0 0
De'Andre Presley 0 1 0 N/A 0 0 0

Minnesota

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Greg Jennings 5 6 45 9.0 17 1 0
Charles Johnson 2 4 41 20.5 24 0 0
Jarius Wright 2 2 40 20.0 35 0 0
Kyle Rudolph 2 3 7 3.5 4 1 0
Matt Asiata 4 4 5 1.3 4 0 0
Cordarrelle Patterson 0 1 0 N/A 0 0 0

Kicking

Carolina

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Graham Gano 1 1 2 2 35 100.0 7

Minnesota

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Blair Walsh 4 4 1 1 39 100.0 7

Punting

Carolina

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Brad Nortman 4 36.5 1 0

Minnesota

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Jeff Locke 6 41.8 2 1

Returns

Carolina

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Fozzy Whittaker 1 22 22.0 22 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Brian Folkerts 1 12 12.0 12 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Brandon Williams 1 9 9.0 9 0 0 0 N/A 0 0

Minnesota

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Cordarrelle Patterson 1 28 28.0 28 0 0 0 N/A 0 0
Marcus Sherels 0 0 N/A 0 0 2 45 22.5 26 0

Defense

Carolina

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Dwan Edwards 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Davis 5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Roman Harper 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Kalil 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Charles Johnson 4 0 1.0 8 0 0 0 0
Antoine Cason 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas DeCoud 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mario Addison 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Jacobs 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Kuechly 7 2 2.0 12 0 0 0 0
Josh Norman 3 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
A.J. Klein 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Wes Horton 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Williams 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tre Boston 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Bene Benwikere 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

Minnesota

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Chad Greenway 5 5 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Brian Robison 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jasper Brinkley 6 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Captain Munnerlyn 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Linval Joseph 3 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Everson Griffen 3 2 2.0 18 0 0 0 0
Corey Wootton 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Johnson 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Harrison Smith 6 2 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Josh Robinson 1 0 0.0 0 1 1 23 0
Robert Blanton 4 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Sharrif Floyd 1 0 1.0 5 0 0 0 0
Xavier Rhodes 0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0
Gerald Hodges 2 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Adam Thielen 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Barr 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Teddy Bridgewater 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Shamar Stephen 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jabari Price 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0