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Saturday, December 1, 2012
NFL Capsule-Panthers at Chiefs

Associated Press

CAROLINA (3-8) At KANSAS CITY (1-10)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE -- Panthers by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Carolina 5-6; Kansas City 4-7

SERIES RECORD -- Tied 2-2

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Panthers No. 26; Chiefs No. 32

LAST MEETING -- Panthers defeated Chiefs 34-0, Oct. 5, 2008

LAST WEEK -- Panthers beat Eagles 30-22; Chiefs lost to Broncos 17-9

PANTHERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (19T), RUSH (18), PASS (16)

PANTHERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (17), RUSH (25), PASS (11)

CHIEFS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (21), RUSH (4), PASS (29)

CHIEFS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (16), RUSH (24), PASS (10)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: The suicide on Saturday of Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins, minutes before turning the gun on himself has completely changed the emotions surrounding this game, with the Chiefs stunned by the deaths ... Before Saturday, Kansas City's concern was it had lost eight straight games. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 306 yards and accounted for four TDs last week against Philadelphia. ... Carolina had lost seven of eight before beating Eagles on Monday night. ... Chiefs last in scoring at 14.6 points per game. ... Rookie MLB Luke Kuechly leads Carolina with 128 tackles. ... Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has gone over 100 yards rushing four times this season, including last week against Denver. ... Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe needs two more catches to surpass Otis Taylor (410) for third-most in franchise history. He needs eight to pass Henry Marshall for second behind Tony Gonzalez. ... Kansas City leads AFC with 145.6 yards rushing per game. ... Panthers WR Steve Smith has caught pass in 86 straight games dating to the 2006 season. Smith has started 141 games, tied for second-most in team history behind OT Jordan Gross, who is expected to start 147th Sunday. ... Carolina has only attempted 11 FGs in 11 games.

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