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15-1-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2015 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.1, Offense: 6.0, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -3.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 500 points (31.2/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 308 points (19.2/g), 6th.
 Differential of 192 points (12.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Ron Rivera (15-1-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula
 Defensive Coordinator: Sean McDermott

Playoffs:
Won Divisional Round 31-24 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Won Conference Championship 49-15 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Lost Super Bowl 10-24 vs. Denver Broncos

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium
 Training Camp: Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jerry Richardson
General Manager Dave Gettleman
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties Average Drive
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Stats 500 5871 1061 5.5 19 9 357 300 502 3589 35 10 6.7 197 526 2282 19 4.3 136 103 887 24 198 42.9 9.6 Own 30.7 2:35 5.54 29.9 2.40
Opp. Stats 308 5167 1058 4.9 39 15 298 390 650 3752 21 24 5.4 198 364 1415 11 3.9 74 99 822 26 196 26.5 19.4 Own 27.1 2:20 5.5 26.2 1.45
Lg Rank Offense 1 11 8 15 4 27 24 3 8 10 1 2 1 10 2 24 2 17 24 17 1
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 1 2 6 32 11 7 1 2 3 4 17 7 32 1 11 1 8 4 5

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 20 9 17 263 158 105 1 18 265 169 96 3 -5.98 18.45 0.05
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-0 Houston Texans 24 17 25 350 178 172 1 21 300 239 61 1 2.49 7.98 -3.79
3 Sun September 27 boxscore W 3-0 New Orleans Saints 27 22 24 431 312 119 27 380 310 70 2 20.67 -9.37 -5.11
4 Sun October 4 boxscore W 4-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37 23 17 244 111 133 1 25 411 270 141 5 3.28 4.42 6.73
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-0 @ Seattle Seahawks 27 23 25 383 248 135 2 14 334 219 115 7.39 -1.10 -4.77
7 Sun October 25 boxscore W 6-0 Philadelphia Eagles 27 16 21 394 190 204 3 20 349 172 177 1 2.53 5.49 1.95
8 Mon November 2 boxscore W OT 7-0 Indianapolis Colts 29 26 17 379 239 140 3 19 359 223 136 4 -7.28 12.48 -2.81
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 8-0 Green Bay Packers 37 29 20 427 297 130 1 21 402 331 71 2 9.44 -1.26 -0.29
10 Sun November 15 boxscore W 9-0 @ Tennessee Titans 27 10 24 303 184 119 11 242 178 64 2 10.28 4.63 0.15
11 Sun November 22 boxscore W 10-0 Washington Redskins 44 16 27 368 226 142 9 186 172 14 5 18.27 22.42 -13.88
12 Thu November 26 boxscore W 11-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 33 14 18 294 165 129 14 210 179 31 3 0.10 18.68 1.47
13 Sun December 6 boxscore W 12-0 @ New Orleans Saints 41 38 33 497 322 175 3 21 334 264 70 1 16.81 -11.59 1.80
14 Sun December 13 boxscore W 13-0 Atlanta Falcons 38 0 20 424 282 142 15 230 176 54 4 16.27 21.29 1.40
15 Sun December 20 boxscore W 14-0 @ New York Giants 38 35 28 480 309 171 1 21 406 245 161 2 15.48 -8.46 -4.02
16 Sun December 27 boxscore L 14-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 20 18 268 113 155 1 21 373 296 77 1 -1.23 -11.19 3.44
17 Sun January 3 boxscore W 15-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 10 23 366 255 111 2 21 386 309 77 3 13.84 1.46 6.79
Playoffs
Division January 17 boxscore W 16-1 Seattle Seahawks 31 24 19 295 151 144 23 403 325 78 2 8.35 -5.96 6.08
ConfChamp January 24 boxscore W 17-1 Arizona Cardinals 49 15 21 476 324 152 1 21 287 227 60 7 15.85 10.49 3.81
SuperBowl February 7 boxscore L 17-2 N Denver Broncos 10 24 21 315 197 118 4 11 194 104 90 2 -20.91 19.81 -11.64

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
1 Cam Newton*+ 26 QB 16 16 15-1-0 296 496 59.7 3837 35 7.1 10 2.0 74 7.7 8.2 13.0 239.8 99.2 66.09 33 284 6.72 7.19 6.2 3 4
3 Derek Anderson 32 3 0 4 6 66.7 36 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 6.0 6.0 9.0 12.0 82.6 9.69 0 0 6.00 6.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 15-1-0 300 502 59.8 3873 35 7.0 10 2.0 74 7.7 8.2 12.9 242.1 99.0 33 284 6.71 7.18 6.2 3 4
Opp Total 16 390 650 60.0 4054 21 3.2 24 3.7 6.2 5.22 10.4 253.4 73.5 44 302 5.4 4.5 6.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
28 Jonathan Stewart* 28 RB 13 13 242 989 6 44 4.1 76.1 18.6 21 16 99 6.2 1 15 1.2 7.6 1088 7 3
1 Cam Newton*+ 26 QB 16 16 132 636 10 47 4.8 39.8 8.3 636 10 5
35 Mike Tolbert*+ 30 fb/rb 16 3 62 256 1 29 4.1 16.0 3.9 23 18 154 8.6 3 40 1.1 9.6 410 4 0
34 Cameron Artis-Payne 25 7 0 45 183 1 31 4.1 26.1 6.4 5 5 58 11.6 0 20 0.7 8.3 241 1 0
43 Fozzy Whittaker 26 rb 15 1 25 108 1 16 4.3 7.2 1.7 15 12 64 5.3 0 15 0.8 4.3 172 1 0
3 Derek Anderson 32 3 0 7 -2 0 2 -0.3 -0.7 2.3 -2 0 1
10 Corey Brown 24 WR 14 11 6 38 0 14 6.3 2.7 0.4 54 31 447 14.4 4 39 2.2 31.9 485 4 0
19 Ted Ginn 30 WR 15 13 4 60 0 43 15.0 4.0 0.3 97 44 739 16.8 10 74 2.9 49.3 799 10 0
82 Jerricho Cotchery 33 wr 14 3 1 16 0 16 16.0 1.1 0.1 54 39 485 12.4 3 59 2.8 34.6 501 3 0
8 Brad Nortman 26 p 16 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
14 Joe Webb 29 16 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
88 Greg Olsen* 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 124 77 1104 14.3 7 52 4.8 69.0 1104 7 1
17 Devin Funchess 21 wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 31 473 15.3 5 52 1.9 29.6 473 5 1
84 Ed Dickson 28 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 17 121 7.1 2 17 1.1 7.6 121 2 0
11 Brenton Bersin 25 wr 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 9 119 13.2 0 30 1.0 13.2 119 0 1
80 Scott Simonson 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.1 10 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 526 2282 19 47 4.3 142.6 32.9 495 300 3873 12.9 35 74 18.8 242.1 6155 54 12
Opp Total 16 364 1415 11 3.9 88.4 22.8 390 3752 9.6 21 24.4 234.5 5167 32 28

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
19 Ted Ginn 30 WR 15 13 27 277 0 37 10.3 1 8 0 8 8.0 1084
43 Fozzy Whittaker 26 rb 15 1 9 209 0 33 23.2 381
14 Joe Webb 29 16 0 8 178 0 27 22.3 191
84 Ed Dickson 28 TE 16 11 2 1 0 1 0.5 179
27 Robert McClain 27 3 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 5
58 Thomas Davis*+ 32 LB 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
29 Dean Marlowe 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
35 Mike Tolbert*+ 30 fb/rb 16 3 1 8 0 8 8.0 418
Team Total 26.1 16 30 282 0 37 9.4 22 407 0 33 18.5 6919
Opp Total 16 37 288 1 7.8 34 905 1 26.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
9 Graham Gano 28 k 16 0 1 1 10 10 5 4 16 13 4 2 36 30 83.3% 59 56 94.9%
8 Brad Nortman 26 p 16 0 70 3175 65 0 45.4
Team Total 26.1 16 1 1 10 10 5 4 16 13 4 2 36 30 83.3% 59 56 94.9% 70 3175 65 0 45.4
Opp Total 16 26 20 76.9% 30 28 93.3% 78 3611 0 46.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
59 Luke Kuechly*+ 24 MLB 13 13 4 48 1 32 10 2 0 1 0 0 1.0 76 42
58 Thomas Davis*+ 32 LB 16 16 4 22 0 22 7 4 0 1 0 0 5.5 75 30
20 Kurt Coleman 27 FS 15 15 7 89 1 36 9 1.0 53 35
41 Roman Harper 33 SS 16 16 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 2 0 46 27
24 Josh Norman*+ 28 RCB 16 16 4 110 2 46 18 3 0 2 12 0 48 8
25 Bene Benwikere 24 lcb 13 4 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 44 15
99 Kawann Short* 26 RDT 16 16 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 11.0 36 19
31 Charles Tillman 34 LCB 12 12 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 0 0 36 19
56 A.J. Klein 24 lb/mlb 15 6 1 8 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 33 14
54 Shaq Thompson 21 LB 14 10 0 0 0 0 2 1.0 30 18
94 Kony Ealy 24 DE 16 9 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 5.0 15 17
69 Jared Allen 33 DE 12 12 0 0 0 0 2 2.0 15 12
98 Star Lotulelei 26 LDT 14 14 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 13 9
97 Mario Addison 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 6.0 11 8
33 Tre Boston 23 fs 16 1 15 6
26 Cortland Finnegan 31 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 3
61 Kyle Love 29 ldt 15 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.0 10 9
42 Colin Jones 28 cb/lb 15 3 1 0 0 0 1 11 3
92 Dwan Edwards 34 12 0 1.0 7 6
95 Charles Johnson 29 DE 9 9 0 0 0 0 1 1.0 5 7
91 Ryan Delaire 9 0 2.5 7 1
96 Wes Horton 25 de 8 2 1.0 4 3
27 Robert McClain 27 3 0 1 24 0 24 1 4 3
53 Ben Jacobs 27 16 0 4 3
1 Cam Newton*+ 26 QB 16 16 0 5 1 -10 0
21 Teddy Williams 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
28 Jonathan Stewart* 28 RB 13 13 0 3 0 0 0
3 Derek Anderson 32 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
55 David Mayo 12 0 1 0
11 Brenton Bersin 25 wr 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
91 Colin Cole 35 2 0 0 1
84 Ed Dickson 28 TE 16 11 0 0 1 57 1
17 Devin Funchess 21 wr 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
88 Greg Olsen* 30 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
14 Joe Webb 29 16 0 0 0 1 14 0
Team Total 26.1 16 24 301 4 46 84 22 12 18 75 1 44.0 616 319
Opp Total 16 0 28 50 1 33 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Graham Gano 28 k 16 0 56 59 30 36 146
19 Ted Ginn 30 WR 15 13 10 10 60
1 Cam Newton*+ 26 QB 16 16 10 10 60
88 Greg Olsen* 30 TE 16 16 7 7 42
28 Jonathan Stewart* 28 RB 13 13 6 1 7 42
17 Devin Funchess 21 wr 16 5 5 5 30
10 Corey Brown 24 WR 14 11 4 4 24
35 Mike Tolbert*+ 30 fb/rb 16 3 1 3 4 24
82 Jerricho Cotchery 33 wr 14 3 3 3 18
84 Ed Dickson 28 TE 16 11 2 1 3 18
24 Josh Norman*+ 28 RCB 16 16 2 2 12
34 Cameron Artis-Payne 25 7 0 1 1 6
20 Kurt Coleman 27 FS 15 15 1 1 6
59 Luke Kuechly*+ 24 MLB 13 13 1 1 6
43 Fozzy Whittaker 26 rb 15 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 19 35 1 4 59 56 59 30 36 500
Opp Total 16 11 21 1 1 1 3 28 30 20 26 1 308