TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Wide receiver Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late in the fourth quarter on November 12, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

The New York Jets and Carolina Panthers both had Week 11 off and get back to action at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Carolina Panthers (7-3) at New York Jets (4-6)

History

  • Jets host series for first time since ’09 (17-6 win) as these franchises clash for only the seventh time.
  • Panthers and Jets have split their previous six meetings (3-3), with Carolina posting a 30-20 win in ’13 at Charlotte in teams’ last meeting.
  • Panthers own 0-2 lifetime road mark in series dating back to ’98.
  • Worth noting that Panthers’ 26-15 home win over Jets in ’95 was the first victory in franchise history

Panthers By The Numbers

  • Off in Week 11.
  • 7-3 rec. in ‘17 (6-10 in ‘16).
  • Won three straight games.
  • Scored 85 points, allowed 58 points in last four games (3-1).
  • Allowed 180 points in 10 games in ‘17 (allowed 402 points in ’16).
  • Allowed 18 offensive TDs in 10 games in ‘17 (allowed 38 offensive TDs in ’16).
  • Allowed 14 TD passes in 10 games in ‘17 (allowed 27 TD passes in ’16).
  • Allowed 17 points or less in 5-of-10 games in ’17.
  • QB Cam Newton: 33 TD passes, 25 INT, nine rush TD in 25 games dating back to ’16 (35 TD passes, 10 INT, 10 rush TD in 16 games in ’15).
  • Newton: six TD passes, seven turnovers (six INT, one lost fumble) in last five games; eight TD passes, five turnovers (five INT) in first five games in ’17

Jets By The Numbers

  • Off in Week 11.
  • Jets: 4-6 in ’17 (5-11 in ’16).
  • Scored 201 points, 22 offensive TD in 10 games in ‘17 (scored 275 points, 26 offensive TD in ’16).
  • Allowed 61 points in four wins, 161 points in six losses in ’17.
  • Outscored 96-40 in fourth quarter and OT in 10 games in ’17.
  • Allowed 50 TD passes, totaled 18 INT in 26 games dating back to ’16.
  • 30 takeaways in 26 games dating back to ‘16 (30 takeaways in ‘15).
  • 44 takeaways in 18 wins, 16 takeaways in 24 losses dating back to ’15.

Things To Look For

We should see a defensive struggle here given the personnel on each sidelined. However, it’s the Carolina Panthers that have played up to their talent while the New York Jets have been inconsistent at best. Cam Newton and the offense appear to be getting their act together and that’s bad news for any team in the league these days. Todd Bowles’ team has split its last eight games and all four losses have been decided by seven points or less so don’t expect this team to go down without a fight.

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