Panther Ranking (NFL Overall )
NFC South Top Closest Opponent Ranking (NFLOverall)
Yards Per Game
Points Allowed per game
3rd Down Stop %
- Luke Kuechly- Tackling machine and potentially the most instinctive defensive player since Ray Lewis.
- Defensive Line- Big Money and Hardy are tough on the outside, while Star and Short appear both to be capable of becoming elite tackles.
- Bend but not Break- The Panthers defense is has not emerged as an intimidating foe. Mediocre offenses have moved the ball on Carolina, but the defense has clearly kept Carolina in ball games. Ranked 2nd overall in points allowed per game, Carolina’s point stingy defense allows on average 13 points per game.