The Carolina Panthers travel for a Week 16 matchup against theWashington Football Team. Carolina enters this game with a 4-10 record after falling to Green Bay Saturday night by a score of 24-16. Washington has a 6-8 record and sits in first place in the NFC East. Last week, Washington was defeated by Seattle, 20-15. Carolina and Washington have faced off 15 previous times. Washington leads the series 9-6. The last time the two clubs met was last December (12/1/19), with Washington winning by a score of 29-21.
By the Numbers:
- S Jeremy Chinn leads all 2020 rookies with 100 tackles this
- DE Brian Burns has 8.0 sacks this season and leads all NFL DEs with 56 tackles. He also ranks t-5th in strip sacks (3) and 6th in QB pressures (34).
- QB Teddy Bridgewater ranks 4th in the NFL (among qualified QBs) with a 69.8 completion percentage.
- WR Robby Anderson ranks t-8th in receptions (85) and 12th in receiving yards (1,017).
- WR DJ Moore ranks 11th in the NFL with 1,055 receiving yards. His 18.8 yards per reception leads all players with 35+ catches this season.
- WR Curtis Samuel ranks 2nd among all WRs with a 80.2 reception percentage (65 catches on 81 targets) and ranks t-4th in the NFL with 26 receptions on 3rd downs. His 295 receiving yards on 3rd downs are 11th most.
- RB Mike Davis is 4th in the NFL with 29 broken tackles.
Defensive Rookie of the Year Candidates Face-Off:
Carolina safety Jeremy Chinn leads the Panthers with 102 tackles. He has recorded a sack, four quarterback hits and two tackles for a loss. The biggest example of his impact came in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings when he recovered two fumbles, both of which he returned for touchdowns.
Washington defensive end Chase Young has 38 tackles, eight quarterback hits, 5.5 sacks, three pass deflections, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery that he returned 47 yards for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.
Panthers WR DJ Moore and LB Jermaine Carter Jr. played collegiately at Maryland and DT Zach Kerr played at Quince Orchard High School (Gaithersburg, Md.).
Washington LB Thomas Davis played for the Panthers from 2005-18. CB Cole Luke spent time with Carolina from 2017-19. LB Jared Norris was with Carolina from 2016-
18. QB Kyle Allen (reserve/injured list) was with Carolina from 2018-19. LB Jordan
Kunaszyk spent the 2019 season with Carolina.
Washington head coach Ron Rivera served as Carolina’s head coach from 2011-19. He is the winningest coach in Panthers franchise history with a 76-63-1 record (3-4 in the postseason). Washington defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio served as Carolina’s defensive coordinator in 2002. Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner spent four seasons with Carolina in two stints (2011-12, 2018-19). Washington TEs coach Pete
Hoener was with Carolina from 2011-19 as TEs coach. Washington OL coach John
Matsko was with Carolina from 2011-19. He was the OL coach from 2011-15 and
running game coordinator from 2016-19. Washington Asst. OL coach Travelle
Wharton played with Carolina from 2004-11 and 2013, and was the asst. OL coach
from 2018-19. Washington DL coach Sam Mills III was with Carolina from 2005-19, serving in various defensive coaching roles. Mills III is the son of Sam Mills Jr., the first player inducted to the Panthers Hall of Honor.
How to Watch:
TELEVISION BROADCAST: CBS (WBTV in Charlotte)
ON THE CALL: Ian Eagle (play by play), Charles Davis (color), Evan Washburn (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.