Monday, October 12, 2009

4 interesting Panther stats

1) Thomas Davis has exactly the same number of points scored as Steve Smith (two apiece). Read more about Davis and his excellent quarter-season in my column coming Tuesday in The Observer and online at

2) The Panthers boast big-play threats Steve Smith and DeAngelo Williams, but they are one of only five NFL teams NOT to have a play of 40 or more yards from scrimmage yet this season.

3) The Panthers are dead last in the NFL at the moment with a turnover differential of minus-9.

4) The Panthers have already gone for it on fourth down six times this season (making three). They went for it on fourth down only eight times all of last season (fewer times than any other NFL team). Of course, some of that was the product of being ahead late in games and not needing to go for it to catch up, but still, it's obvious John Fox is being more aggressive this season. Here's my column on Fox's feistiness following the win over Washington Sunday.

1 comment:

JAT said...

Here's a stat I'd like to see: How many sacks has Jordan Gross given up, including the salaries of the players he gave them up to.

Another way: Rank the salaries of all LT and include the number of sacks given up by each and team's YPR average.