Game facts: Panthers at Rams

Panthers' playoff hopes:Since 1990, only six teams have started 2-5 and made the playoffs.

Hits controversy:  Of the six active QBs who played since Week 1, 2015 and won either a Most Valuable Player award in the regular season or Super Bowl, no player has drawn fewer roughing the passer penalties than 2015 MVP Cam Newton.

Trouble for Gurley:The Panthers defense has only allowed 3.3 rushing yards per carry this season. That is tops in the NFL.

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