The Carolina Panthers travel to Minnesota for a Week 12 matchup against the Vikings. The Panthers and Vikings have faced off 14 previous times, with Minnesota leading the series 8-6. The last time the two clubs met was 12/10/17 in Charlotte, and Carolina won the game by a score of 31-24. Carolina enters this game with a 4-7 record following a Week 11 victory over the Detroit Lions. The Panthers shut out Detroit, winning the game by a score of 20-0, Carolina’s first shutout since 2015. Minnesota has a 4-6 record on the year following a loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week, 31-28. Both the Panthers (NFC South) and Vikings (NFC North) rank 3rd in their respective divisions.
By The Numbers:
The Last Meeting:
Carolina defeated Minnesota 31-24, December 10, 2017 at Bank of America Stadium.
Although the Panthers led for the majority of the game, Minnesota’s Kai Forbath kicked a game-tying 27-yard field goal to level the score at 24 with 3:07 remaining. QB Cam Newton orchestrated his first game-winning fourth quarter drive since 2015. On the second play of the drive, Newton broke free for a 62-yard run up the middle and barreled into the red zone. Three plays later, RB Jonathan Stewart capped off the game-winning drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, his third rushing touchdown of the day.
- Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater was selected by Minnesota in the first round
(32nd overall) of the 2014 Draft. Bridgewater started 28 games with the Vikings
from 2014-17. He earned Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 2014 and was
named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2015.
- Panthers WR Brandon Zylstra is a native of Spicer, Minn. He played collegiately
at Concordia (Moorhead, Minn.). Zylstra spent the 2018 season with the Vikings,
primarily seeing action on special teams.
- Vikings C Garrett Bradbury played collegiately at North Carolina State (Raleigh,
NC). He is a native of Charlotte.
- Vikings G Dakota Dozier is originally from West Columbia, SC, and played collegiately at Furman (Greenville, SC).
- Vikings DE D.J. Wonnum played collegiately at South Carolina (Columbia, SC).
How to Watch:
TELEVISION BROADCAST: FOX (WJZY in Charlotte)
ON THE CALL: Kenny Albert (play by play), Jonathan Vilma (color), Shannon Spake (reporter)
ONLINE: Fans can watch games for FREE online through Panthers.com on mobile web and the Panthers’ app. This week, all users everywhere will be able to watch the nationally televised game. Links to watch will be available at the start of the game on both platforms.
LOCAL RADIO BROADCAST: WBT-AM 1110 AM in Charlotte market, click here for a full list of affiliate stations.