INDIANAPOLIS (3-4) at CAROLINA (6-0)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE - Panthers by 5 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Colts 2-5, Panthers 5-1
SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 4-1
LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Colts 27-19, Nov. 27, 2011.
AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 17, Panthers No. 4
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (26), PASS (10)
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (23), PASS (29)
PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (1), PASS (29)
PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (18), PASS (8)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts surrendered 183 yards rushing and three TDs rushing last week to Saints. ... Colts have been outscored 69-32 in second quarter. ... QB Andrew Luck has thrown for 1,338 yards with 15 TDs and six INTs in last five games vs. NFC foes. ... RB Frank Gore has five straight games with 75-plus yards rushing. ... WR T.Y. Hilton had 150 yards receiving and two TDs last week against Saints. ... WR Andre Johnson needs 86 yards receiving to pass Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who's No. 10 all-time. ... WR Donte Moncrief has TD catch in five of past seven games. . S Mike Adams leads AFC with nine interceptions in past two seasons. ... Colts have just 10 sacks this season. ... Panthers have won franchise record 10 straight regular-season games. ... Panthers are 6-0 for first time in franchise history. ... Cam Newton had 95.9 QB rating and TD rushing in last meeting. ... Newton has 102.8 rating, seven TDs passing and two TDs rushing in three Monday night games. ... Newton has at least one TD pass and at least one TD rush in four of last five games ... RB Jonathan Stewart has rushed for 203 yards and two TDs in past two games. ... FB Mike Tolbert had TD rushing and TD receiving last week against Eagles. ... Greg Olsen is one of three NFL tight ends with 5,000 yards receiving and 40 or more TDs since 2008. ... DT Kawann Short has five sacks in last two games. ... CB Josh Norman is tied for NFL lead with four interceptions. ... DE Jared Allen has 7 1/2 sacks in past nine Monday night games.
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