Friday, October 26, 2012
Panthers have shot at (unflattering) history
By Pat Yasinskas
The Carolina Panthers may be on their way to making history -- and not in a good way.
There are lots of unflattering statistics connected with Carolina’s 1-5 start. But here’s one I hadn’t even thought about until ESPN Stats & Information passed it along.
The Panthers have attempted only two field goals in their first six games.
As it turned out, it really didn’t matter if the Panthers kept veteran Olindo Mare or journeyman Justin Medlock, who battled for the job in training camp. They kept Medlock, who has made both of his field-goal attempts.
The Panthers are within range of setting a new record for fewest field-goal attempts in a season. Since the NFL went to its 16-game format in 1978, the 1999 Cleveland Browns set the record by attempting only 12 field goals.