Jacksonville at Carolina NFL Capsule Week 3



COACHES VS. OPP. Del Rio: 1-1 Rivera: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 32-3 at Jets L 30-23 vs. Packers
LAST GAME 12/9/07: Panthers 6 at Jaguars 37. Leading 10-6, Jacksonville scores 27 unanswered points in 2nd half to break game open. Jaguars RB Fred Taylor records 132 rush yards & 1 TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/7/03: Panthers 24, Jaguars 23. Carolina WR Ricky Proehl catches 12-yard TD with 16 seconds remaining as Panthers erase 17-7 halftime deficit in comeback win.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 136 (Jax.), 113 (Car.). XM: 225 (Car.).


PASSING McCown: 23-43-234-0-4-30.6 Newton (R): 52-83-854 (1C)-3-4-89.1
RUSHING Jones-Drew: 42-185-4.4-1 Newton (R) (QB): 18-71-3.9-2 (T2L)
RECEIVING Thomas: 11-84-7.6-0 S. Smith: 14 (T3C)-334 (1L)-23.9-2 (T3C)
OFFENSE 263.0 476.0 (1C)
DEFENSE 287.5 406.5
SACKS Roth: 2 (T2C) C. Johnson: 2
INTs 3 tied: 1 (T3C)
PUNTING Turk: 42.1 Baker: 40.4
KICKING Scobee: 13 (1/1 PAT; 4/4 FG) Mare: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)


JAGUARS:  In only career start against Panthers (12/30/07 with TB), QB LUKE MC COWN completed 21 of 28 passes (75 pct.) for 236 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.6 passer rating…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW is averaging 92.5 rush yards per game this season (185 total). Jones-Drew aims for 3rd straight game with 100+ rush yards against NFC (135, 113). Has 3 100-yard rush games in past 5 road games (135, 113, 186)…WR MIKE THOMAS has 2 TDs in past 3 vs. NFC…TE MARCEDES LEWIS (17) needs 2 TD catches to surpass WR REGGIE WILLIAMS (18) for 3rd-most in franchise history (JIMMY SMITH, 67; KEENAN MC CARDELL, 30)…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 12 tackles…CB RASHEAN MATHIS posted franchise record 30th career INT last week. Mathis had INT in last game at Car. CB WILLIAM MIDDLETON recorded 1st career INT last week…DE MATT ROTH aims for 3rd consec game with sack…PANTHERS: Lead NFC in total (476 yards per game) & pass (403.5) offense. No. 1 overall pick QB CAM NEWTON passed for single-game rookie record 432 yards last week. Is 1st player in NFL history with back-to-back 400-yard games to begin career & his 854 pass yards are most ever by player in 1st 2 NFL games…In past 5 at home with 15+ att., RB JONATHAN STEWART has 624 rush yards (124.8 per game) & has 100+ yards in all 5 contests. When he has 15+ att., team is 14-3 (.824). In past 9 vs. AFC, RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has rushed for 834 yards (92.7 per game) & 5 TDs…WR STEVE SMITH leads NFL with 334 rec. yards (14 catches, 23.9 avg., 2 TDs). Has 45 catches for 686 yards (85.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 8 home games vs. AFC. WR BRANDON LA FELL had TD catch last week. TE JEREMY SHOCKEY had 7 catches for 82 yards in last meeting (11/20/06 with NYG). TE GREG OLSEN had 3 rec. for 52 yards & TD in last game vs. Jax (12/7/08 with Chi.)…DE CHARLES JOHNSON aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with sack. Has 6 sacks in past 4 vs. AFC. Has 5.5 sacks in past 6 at home & aims for 7th home game in row with 0.5+ sacks.

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