Game facts: Panthers at Rams

Late hits on Cam:  Since entering the league in 2011, Cam Newton is tied with Ryan Fitzpatrick for taking the most roughing the passer penalties (22).

Trend changing:  Since taking two roughing the passer penalties in Week 11, 2014, Newton has drawn only one roughing the passer penalty in his last 31 games.

Stewart needs touches:  The Panthers are 17-1 when RB Jonathan Stewart has at least 20 rushing attempts. Stewart has four rushing TDs in his last two games.

Best run defense:  The Panthers allow 3.3 rush yards per carry (best in NFL). While facing David Johnson and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8, the Panthers allowed just 24 total rushing yards.

Issue on defense:  While the Panthers have the league's best run defense, they rank 30th in pass yards allowed per game (286.9) and 32nd in yards allowed per attempt (8.5).

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