The Carolina Panthers may be billed as a one-man wrecking crew that features a bunch of Cam Newton and not very much else, but the fact of the matter is that Carolina’s league-leading offense has a lot more going for them than just Newton’s stupendous play. This expert betting breakdown on Carolina’s offense will give the insight you’ll need in order to make the most out of your NFL playoff wagering over the remainder of the postseason whether you’re betting on or against the Panthers. With that said, let’s get started.
While the Panthers somehow managed to rank just 24th in passing, you’d never know it as Newton delivered a stupendous campaign that will almost certainly result in the former Auburn star winning this season’s league MVP award. Newton finished 16th in passing yards during the regular season, but ranked eighth in quarterback rating 99.4) while also finishing tied for second in TD passes (35).While Carolina didn’t have a wide receiver finish inside the top 40 in receiving, veteran tight end Greg Olsen earned a Pro Bowl berth by finishing 17th in receiving yards while ranking sixth in 20-plus-yard receptions (20). Veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn also had one of his best seasons as a pro by finishing 49th in receiving yards (739) and reaching double figures in touchdown grabs (10).The Panthers also have a pair of useful, if not highly-publicized veterans that can make plays when least expected in wideout Jericho Cotchery and fullback Mike Tolbert. Both Tolbert and Stewart earned Pro Bowl nods this season.Most important, Carolina led the league in scoring (31.2 ppg) by topping the 30-point plateau a whopping nine times this season, including their NFC divisional win over Seattle this past weekend. Carolina has scored 30 or more seven times in their last eight games and can clearly hurt teams by both, rushing the ball or passing it.
Cardinals vs Panthers NFL Betting Odds and TV InfoWhat: Arizona Cardinals (13-3) at Carolina Panthers (15-1)When: Sunday, January 24, 2016Kickoff: 6:40 PM ETWhere: Charlotte, NCStadium: Bank of America StadiumSpread: Panthers -3Moneyline: Arizona +148 vs Carolina -168Game Total: 47Watch: FOX
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Carolina Panthers Overall Offensive Stats
- Total Yards – 366.9 – 11th
- Passing Yards – 224.3 – 24th
- Rushing Yards – 142.6 – 2nd
- Points Scored – 31.2 – 1st
- Field Goal % – 83.3 – 9th
Panthers Team Leaders
- Touchdowns – Ted Ginn – 10
- Rushing – Jonathan Stewart – 989
- Passing – Cam Newton – 3,837
- Receiving – Greg Olsen – 1,104