Some significant numbers for the 4-9 Panthers:
1: In the past four seasons, the number of field goals from 40 yards or less that John Kasay has missed (out of 54).
7: In the past four seasons, the number of field goals from 40 yards or less that Olindo Mare has missed (out of 71), including two critical fourth-quarter misses in Panther home games this season.
12-40: The combined record of the four teams the Panthers have beaten this season.
16 -- Cam Newton's interceptions in 2011. Only Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman (18) and San Diego's Philip Rivers (17) have more.
26 -- Total number of sacks for Panthers' defense this season. Charles Johnson has nine sacks, which is at least six more than the rest of his defensive teammates.
28 -- Newton's total TDs in 2011 (15 passing, 13 rushing).
139.1 -- The Panthers' average rushing yards per game, which is No.5 in the NFL.
274.9 -- Total yards allowed per game by Houston, the Panthers' next opponent. That ranks No.1 in the NFL (Carolina ranks No.5 in yardage gained, with 399 per game).
1217: Steve Smith's reception yardage this season, good for second in the NFL to Wes Welker. Smith's career high is 1563. He would need to average 116 receiving yards per game over the Panthers' last three contests to surpass it.
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