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2002 Carolina Panthers

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC South Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.3, Offense: -6.0, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (16.1/g), 30th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 302 points (18.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -44 points (-2.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: John Fox (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 Defensive Coordinator: Jack Del Rio

Stadium: Ericcson Stadium
 Training Camp: Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jerry Richardson
General Manager Marty Hurney
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 258 4280 960 4.5 40 18 23 238 255 464 2694 15 22 5.3 133 452 1586 11 3.5 82 211 19.4 17.5 Own 32.8 2:13 4.67 20.1 1.08
Team Defense 302 4646 1022 4.5 33 16 21 271 293 522 2993 18 17 5.2 155 448 1653 12 3.7 95 212 25.5 17.5 Own 31.0 2:19 5.0 21.8 1.33
Lg Rank Offense 30 31 29 27 30 29 30 30 25 27 13 25 21 31 30 5 24 31 32 31 30
Lg Rank Defense 5 2 7 7 3 11 4 7 15 4 19 8 6 1 30 17 20 2 1 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Baltimore Ravens 10 7 15 265 120 145 15 289 212 77 1
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 Detroit Lions 31 7 20 385 310 75 12 122 49 73 3
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 3-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 14 20 370 206 164 2 13 250 177 73 5
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 14 17 18 332 193 139 3 17 298 199 99 1
5 Sun October 6 boxscore L 3-2 Arizona Cardinals 13 16 12 244 186 58 4 18 312 221 91 1
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 14 14 308 198 110 17 311 174 137 2
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 0 30 12 205 104 101 1 25 393 206 187
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 12 9 130 20 110 4 14 226 155 71 2
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-6 New Orleans Saints 24 34 21 396 296 100 2 17 345 248 97
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 23 14 231 168 63 4 19 314 247 67 2
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-8 Atlanta Falcons 0 41 10 122 51 71 6 25 426 277 149 1
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 4-8 @ Cleveland Browns 13 6 11 234 89 145 2 14 258 118 140 5
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 5-8 Cincinnati Bengals 52 31 23 401 319 82 3 25 340 257 83 1
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-9 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 30 11 131 81 50 4 19 332 203 129 2
16 Sun December 22 boxscore W 6-9 Chicago Bears 24 14 15 253 165 88 2 8 186 131 55 4
17 Sun December 29 boxscore W 7-9 @ New Orleans Saints 10 6 13 273 188 85 3 13 244 119 125 3

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Rodney Peete 36 QB 14 14 7-7-0 223 381 58.5 2630 15 3.9 14 3.7 69 6.9 6.0 11.8 187.9 77.4 31 192 5.92 5.12 7.5 0 1
12 Randy Fasani 24 qb 4 1 0-1-0 15 44 34.1 171 0 0.0 4 9.1 27 3.9 -0.2 11.4 42.8 8.8 7 60 2.18 -1.35 13.7
16 Chris Weinke 30 qb 6 1 0-1-0 17 38 44.7 180 0 0.0 3 7.9 24 4.7 1.2 10.6 30.0 26.2 6 35 3.30 0.23 13.6
22 Dee Brown 24 rb 14 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 27.0 16 7-9-0 255 464 55.0 2981 15 3.2 22 4.7 69 6.4 4.9 11.7 186.3 65.7 44 287 5.30 3.94 8.7 0 1
Opp Total 16 293 522 56.1 3329 18 3.4 17 3.3 6.4 5.60 11.4 208.1 73.4 52 336 5.2 4.5 9.1

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
26 Lamar Smith 32 RB 11 11 209 737 7 59 3.5 67.0 19.0 20 167 8.4 0 58 1.8 15.2 904 7 2
22 Dee Brown 24 rb 14 3 102 360 4 24 3.5 25.7 7.3 17 86 5.1 1 15 1.2 6.1 446 5 4
36 Nick Goings 24 rb 14 2 50 188 0 20 3.8 13.4 3.6 18 91 5.1 0 14 1.3 6.5 279 0 2
45 Brad Hoover 26 FB 16 10 31 129 0 11 4.2 8.1 1.9 17 187 11.0 2 33 1.1 11.7 316 2 1
9 Rodney Peete 36 QB 14 14 22 14 0 10 0.6 1.0 1.6 14 0 10
12 Randy Fasani 24 qb 4 1 18 95 0 19 5.3 23.8 4.5 95 0 2
33 Joe Montgomery 26 3 0 7 20 0 5 2.9 6.7 2.3 20 0 0
16 Chris Weinke 30 qb 6 1 5 9 0 13 1.8 1.5 0.8 9 0 0
87 Muhsin Muhammad 29 WR 14 14 3 40 0 20 13.3 2.9 0.2 63 823 13.1 3 42 4.5 58.8 863 3 0
88 Karl Hankton 32 wr 16 1 2 -4 0 2 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 9 146 16.2 0 31 0.6 9.1 142 0 0
89 Steve Smith 23 KR/PR/WR 15 13 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 54 872 16.1 3 69 3.6 58.1 868 3 5
82 Isaac Byrd 28 wr 13 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 14 164 11.7 1 31 1.1 12.6 164 1 1
32 Rod Smart 25 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
85 Wesley Walls 36 TE 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 241 12.7 4 27 1.3 16.1 241 4 0
86 Kris Mangum 29 te 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 159 9.9 0 35 1.0 9.9 159 0 0
84 Jermaine Wiggins 27 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 45 5.6 1 17 0.7 4.1 45 1 0
Team Total 27.0 16 452 1586 11 59 3.5 99.1 28.3 255 2981 11.7 15 69 15.9 186.3 4567 26 28
Opp Total 16 448 1653 12 3.7 103.3 28.0 293 2993 10.2 18 18.3 187.1 4646 30 36

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Steve Smith 23 KR/PR/WR 15 13 55 470 2 87 8.5 26 571 0 51 22.0 1909
82 Isaac Byrd 28 wr 13 3 2 17 0 17 8.5 14 294 0 35 21.0 475
22 Dee Brown 24 rb 14 3 13 253 0 27 19.5 699
18 Nathan Black 24 5 0 3 44 0 15 14.7 44
80 Keith Heinrich 23 4 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
86 Kris Mangum 29 te 16 8 1 12 0 12 12.0 171
96 Al Wallace 28 de 16 4 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
84 Jermaine Wiggins 27 te 11 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 63
Team Total 27.0 16 57 487 2 87 8.5 60 1208 0 51 20.1 6262
Opp Total 16 63 554 0 8.8 50 926 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Todd Sauerbrun*+ 29 P 16 0 104 4735 67 1 45.5
11 Shayne Graham 25 K 11 0 1 1 4 2 3 2 8 6 2 2 18 13 72.2% 21 21 100.0%
4 John Kasay 33 k 2 0 2 2 2 1 5 2 40.0% 5 5 100.0%
5 Jon Hilbert 27 k 1 0 1 1 2 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
Team Total 27.0 16 1 1 6 4 4 2 11 6 3 2 25 15 60.0% 29 29 100.0% 104 4735 67 1 45.5
Opp Total 16 29 24 82.8% 33 32 97.0% 103 4254 41.3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
58 Mark Fields 30 LLB 15 15 7.5 1 37 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 74 27
23 Reggie Howard 25 RCB 14 14 1.0 2 19 0 13 0 0 0 2 6 0 75 8
30 Mike Minter 28 SS 16 16 1.0 4 125 1 62 9 0 0 1 0 0 66 20
93 Mike Rucker 27 RDE 16 15 10.0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 1 0 0 57 9 1
54 Will Witherspoon 22 mlb 15 8 1.5 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 56 15
27 Deon Grant 23 FS 16 16 3 16 0 10 16 1 0 1 0 0 53 14
21 Terry Cousin 27 LCB 16 16 1.0 2 4 0 4 18 0 0 1 19 0 46 16
55 Dan Morgan 24 MLB 8 8 1.0 2 26 0 22 4 1 0 0 0 0 38 15
77 Kris Jenkins*+ 23 RDT 16 16 7.0 0 0 0 0 3 36 8
90 Julius Peppers 22 LDE 12 12 12.0 1 21 0 21 6 5 0 0 0 0 28 7
52 Brian Allen 24 rlb 16 5 31 6
25 Emmanuel McDaniel 30 cb 16 5 2 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 1 0 28 6
99 Brentson Buckner 31 LDT 12 12 5.0 0 0 1 10 0 24 8
96 Al Wallace 28 de 16 4 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 25 4
53 Hannibal Navies 25 RLB 12 9 0 0 1 4 0 21 11
98 Shane Burton 28 de 16 4 1.0 16 6
39 Damien Richardson 26 16 0 16 3
32 Rod Smart 25 16 0 16 2
29 Dante Wesley 23 db 13 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 14 3
57 Lester Towns 25 8 0 7 4
88 Karl Hankton 32 wr 16 1 7 3
45 Brad Hoover 26 FB 16 10 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
50 Brad Jackson 27 11 0 8 1
89 Steve Smith 23 KR/PR/WR 15 13 0 5 2 0 0 5 0
40 Jarrod Cooper 24 6 0 7 1
97 Kemp Rasmussen 23 10 0 7 1
87 Muhsin Muhammad 29 WR 14 14 7 0
9 Rodney Peete 36 QB 14 14 0 10 1 -9 0 1 0
10 Todd Sauerbrun*+ 29 P 16 0 6 1
94 Sean Gilbert 32 8 0 1.0 5 0
22 Dee Brown 24 rb 14 3 0 4 2 0 0 1 1
91 Josh Taves 30 5 0 3 2
82 Isaac Byrd 28 wr 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
36 Nick Goings 24 rb 14 2 0 2 0 -21 0 2 1
56 Jason Kyle 30 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
86 Kris Mangum 29 te 16 8 3 0
35 Deke Cooper 25 10 0 2 0
59 Kory Minor 26 4 0 2 0
26 Lamar Smith 32 RB 11 11 0 2 1 0 0
12 Randy Fasani 24 qb 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
84 Jermaine Wiggins 27 te 11 1 1 0
60 Jeff Mitchell 28 C 16 16 0 1 0 -3 0
59 Terrance Simmons 26 2 0 0 1
75 Todd Steussie 32 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
73 Melvin Tuten 31 rt 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 52.0 17 261 1 62 78 14 28 24 7 1 807 206 1
Opp Total 16 44 36 20

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
11 Shayne Graham 25 K 11 0 21 13 60
26 Lamar Smith 32 RB 11 11 7 7 42
22 Dee Brown 24 rb 14 3 4 1 5 30
89 Steve Smith 23 KR/PR/WR 15 13 3 2 5 30
85 Wesley Walls 36 TE 15 14 4 4 24
87 Muhsin Muhammad 29 WR 14 14 3 3 18
45 Brad Hoover 26 FB 16 10 2 2 12
4 John Kasay 33 k 2 0 5 2 11
82 Isaac Byrd 28 wr 13 3 1 1 6
30 Mike Minter 28 SS 16 16 1 1 6
96 Al Wallace 28 de 16 4 1 1 6
84 Jermaine Wiggins 27 te 11 1 1 1 6
5 Jon Hilbert 27 k 1 0 3 3
36 Nick Goings 24 rb 14 2 1 2
93 Mike Rucker 27 RDE 16 15 1 2
Team Total 27.0 16 11 15 2 1 1 30 1 29 15 1 258
Opp Total 16 12 18 2 1 32 24 302