NEW YORK JETS (6-7) at CAROLINA (9-4)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Panthers by 12 1-2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 7-6, Carolina 8-5
SERIES RECORD - Jets lead series 3-2
LAST MEETING - Jets beat Panthers 17-6, Nov. 29, 2009
LAST WEEK - Jets beat Raiders 37-27; Panthers lost to Saints 31-13
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jets No. 19, Panthers No. 6
JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (11), PASS (30)
JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (2), PASS (24)
PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (9), PASS (29)
PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (5)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jets are 3-0 against NFC South. ... QB Geno Smith set Jets franchise rookie record for yards passing in season with 2,475. ... Jets are 4-0 when Smith has QB rating of 80 or better. ... WR Jeremy Kerley leads Jets with 388 yards receiving on 32 receptions. ... OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson has started all 125 consecutive regular-season games since joining NFL. ... DE Muhammad Wilkerson has career-high 10 sacks. ... LB Calvin Pace has career-high eight sacks. ... S Ed Reed has 62 career interceptions, most among active players. ... K Nick Folk is 28 of 29 on field goal attempts. ... Jets are 1-5 away from home. ... Jets are 4-0 when scoring on first possession. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton is only player in NFL history with 10,000 yards passing, 50 touchdowns passing, 1,000 yards rushing, and 25 touchdowns rushing in first three seasons. ... TE Greg Olsen has six TDs receiving in past seven games vs. AFC opponents. ... DE Greg Hardy has 16 sacks in past 22 games. ... Panthers fourth in NFL in third-down efficiency at 45.7 percent. ... Carolina has converted 8 of 9 fourth-and-1 attempts since Week 3. ... Panthers' defense has allowed fewest points per game (14.5) and touchdowns (16) in NFL. ... Panthers have 26 takeaways, fourth most in NFL. ... K Graham Gano is 6 of 6 on field goals of 50 yards or more. ... Gano's touchback percentage (78.1) is best mark in NFL.
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