Quick Take: Broncos (8-5) at Panthers (10-3)

Last meeting
On Oct. 10, 2004, RB Reuben Droughns rushed for 193 yards to lead the Broncos past the Panthers, 20-17.

These teams have only met twice, with Denver winning both times. Check out the historical matchup of the last five games.

Last week
The Broncos moved one step closer to clinching the AFC West title with a 24-17 victory over Kansas City. ... The Panthers got a statement win over the rival Buccaneers, 38-23, to take over first place in the NFC South.

Keep your eye on ...
Cutler's hot streak: Denver has won four of its last five games to recover from a three-game losing skid and in those four wins, QB Jay Cutler is averaging 326.5 passing yards per game with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. The Panthers' 14th-ranked passing defense will be seriously tested by Cutler.

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Smash and Dash: The Panthers backfield duo of DeAngelo Williams (Dash) and Jonathan Stewart (Smash) is one of the league's most potent. The Broncos and their 26th-ranked rush defense will have to perform better than they have for most of the season if they hope to slow down Williams and Stewart.

Denver's domination of the NFC South: Many people consider the NFC South to be the best division in the league this year, but the Broncos have feasted on it so far. They are 3-0 against teams from that division, while the other AFC West teams are 0-10.

Did you know?
When Cutler has a 100 passer rating, the Broncos are 10-0. ... Broncos WR Eddie Royal leads all rookies with 69 catches. ... Steve Smith has had 100 yards receiving in four consecutive games. ... Williams has scored a touchdown in six straight contests. ... Check out the Broncos and Panthers' playoff possibilities.

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