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Week 9 Preview: Carolina Panthers at Kansas City Chiefs

Previewing the match-up between the Carolina Panthers visiting the Kansas City Chiefs, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 9 GAME PREVIEWS
GB @ SF | HOU @ JAX | NYG @ WAS | BAL @ IND | DET @ MIN | CHI @ TEN | CAR @ KC
SEA @ BUF | DEN @ ATL | LV @ LAC | MIA @ ARZ | PIT @ DAL | NO @ TB | NE @ NYJ

Carolina Panthers @ Kansas City Chiefs
When: 11/8 @ 1:00pm ET
Watch: FOX
Point Spread: Panthers +10.5
Over/Under: 52.5
Moneyline: Chiefs -530 | Panthers +430

Panthers Key Injuries: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Ankle (IR), Russell Okung, OT, Calf (Q), Christian McCaffery, RB, Ankle (IR), Kawaan Short, DT, Shoulder (IR),
Chiefs Key Injuries: Chris Jones, DE, COVID-19, Frank Clark, DE, Knee (Q), Sammy Watkins, WR, Hamstring (Q), Mitchell Schwartz, T, Back (Q), Alex Okafor, DE, Hamstring (Q), Kelechi Osemele, G, Knee (IR)

NOTES: TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for TD vs. INT last week. Has 1,169 pass yards (292.3 per game) & 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 109.2 rating in 4 road games this season. Aims for his 4th in row on road with TD vs. 0 INTs & 110+ rating. RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY aims for his 3rd in row in 2020 with 2+ rush TDs. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. Since entering NFL in 2017, ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (5,666) & leads all RBs in receptions (310). RB MIKE DAVIS had 77 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 11 rec.) last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR D.J. MOORE had 55 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 90+ rec. yards & TD catch. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 18.8 yards per catch (min. 30 receptions). WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 5 receptions last week. Has 5+ catches in 7 games this season, tied-most in NFL. Had 8 receptions for 107 yards in his last game vs. KC (12/3/17 w/ NYJ). Anderson (688) & Moore (622) are only WR duo with 600+ rec. yards each this season. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 3 games with both rush & rec. TD since 2018, most among WRs. S JEREMY CHINN (rookie) led team with 10 tackles & had PD last week. Leads all rookies & ties for NFL-lead among DBs with 66 tackles. Aims for his 5th in row with PD. CB DONTE JACKSON had 3rd INT of season last week. Has 10 INTs since 2018, tied- 4th most in NFL. DE EFE OBADA had 3rd-career sack in Week 8. LB SHAQ THOMPSON aims for his 7th in row with 5+ tackles.

QB PATRICK MAHOMES set season highs in passing yards (416), TD passes (5) & rating (144.4) last week, his 10th career game with 4+ TD passes, joining HOFer DAN MARINO (12 games) as only players in NFL history with 10+ such games in 1st 4 seasons. Has 11,727 passing yards & 97 TD passes in 39 career games, both most by player in 1st 40 games in NFL history. Ranks 2nd in NFL in passing yards (2,315), TD passes (21) & rating (115). RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE leads all rookies in scrim. yards (776) & rush yards (572). RB LE’VEON BELL rushed for 147 yards in only career game vs. Car. (9/21/14 with Pit.). Has 639 scrim. yards (159.8 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 4 career games vs. NFC South. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with rush TD. WR TYREEK HILL had 4 catches for 98 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Had 10 catches for 89 yards in last meeting. Ties for NFL lead with 7 rec. TDs this season. WR MECOLE HARDMAN had career-high 7 catches for 96 rec. yards & TD in Week 8. TE TRAVIS KELCE led team with 8 catches for 109 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with 100+ rec. yards. Leads TEs with 6 rec. TDs in 2020. DT CHRIS JONES had sack in last meeting. Aims for his 7th in row vs. NFC with sack. Rookie DT TERSHAWN WHARTON had sack last week. DE FRANK CLARK had TFL last week. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. S TYRANN MATHIEU had TFL in Week 8. S DANIEL SORENSEN led team with 9 tackles & had FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 9 tackles. Has INT in 2 of past 3.

Holden is a young writer with an avid passion for sports. He is currently a sophomore at CUNY Queens College. Holden has worked on multiple publications including Hardwood and Hollywood, The Knight News, and the Long Island Herald. He would prefer if you don’t mention Super Bowl 52.

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