CAROLINA (8-0) at TENNESSEE (2-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Panthers by 7 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 6-2, Titans 4-3-1
SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 3-1
LAST MEETING - Titans beat Panthers 30-3, Nov. 13, 2011
LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Packers 37-29; Titans beat Saints 34-28, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 3, Titans No. 29
PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (1), PASS (27).
PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (t-15), PASS (13).
TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (20), PASS (21).
TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (17), PASS (4).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Panthers 8-0 for first time in franchise history and are NFC's lone undefeated team. ... Panthers have won 12 straight games dating to last season. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton had three TD passes and one rushing TD last week, giving him 29 games with TD pass and TD run. That's second most in NFL history. Newton also is one of three in NFL history with 15 or more games with two TD passes and TD run. ... Panthers LB Thomas Davis had sack and interception last week. Davis is only player in NFL with three or more sacks and three or more interceptions. Panthers DT Kawann Short has six sacks. ... Panthers CB Josh Norman tied for NFL lead returning two interceptions for TDs. ... Titans have matched win total for all last season. ... Titans have lost nine straight at home dating to last season. ... This will be interim head coach Mike Mularkey's first home game since being promoted. ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota became first rookie in NFL history with two games with four TDs and no interceptions. Mariota leads NFL rookies with 13 TD passes and 101.5 passer rating. ... Titans LB Brian Orakpo has five sacks in past six games, including two last week. ... Fantasy Tip: Titans TE Delanie Walker had team-high seven catches for 95 yards and two TDs last week and might get more use weekly under Mularkey.
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