NFL PREVIEW: DENVER BRONCOS (4-8) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-8)

WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 4-1

STREAKS: Broncos have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 9/8/16: Panthers 20 at Broncos 21

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/12: Broncos 36, Panthers 14

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB DREW LOCK passed for 151 yards & had 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week. Has 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT in 2 career starts vs. NFC. Has 2 TD passes in 2 of his past 3 on road. • RB MELVIN GORDON rushed for season-high 131 yards last week. Has 80+ rush yards in 2 of past 3. Has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career road games vs. NFC South. Has 685 rush yards this season & is 1 of 2 in NFL (TODD GURLEY) with 600+ rush yards in each of past 6 seasons. RB PHILLIP LINDSAY has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. NFC. • WR TIM PATRICK had 4 catches for 44 yards & career-high 2 TDs last week. Has TD catch in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. Has 3 rec. TDs in his past 3 on road. Rookie WR JERRY JEUDY has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. Has 65+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Ranks 3rd among AFC rookies with 594 rec. yards & 4th with 38 catches. Jeudy & WR KJ HAMLER (27) are only pair of rookie WR teammates each with 25+ catches this season. TE NOAH FANT had 4 catches for 57 yards in Week 13. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Has career-high 44 catches & is 1st TE in Den history with 40+ catches in each of 1st 2 seasons. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB has 5+ tackles & sack in 2 of past 3. Has TFL in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. LB JEREMIAH ATTAOCHU had sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. DE SHELPBY HARRIS had 2 PD last week, 2nd game with 2 PD this season. CB KAREEM JACKSON led team with 10 tackles & had PD last in Week 13. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 5+ tackles. S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 8 tackles & TFL last week.

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 267 yards & TD vs. INT in Week 12. Needs 181 pass yards for 2nd-career 3,000-yard season (3,321 pass yards in 2015). Passed for 269 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 92.4 rating in only career start vs. Den. (10/4/15 w/ Min.). Has 95+ rating in 3 of his 5 home starts this season. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has 374 scrimmage yards (124.7 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 games this season. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TDs. Has 11 TDs (9 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 7 at home. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in NFL with 5,817 scrimmage yards & 4th with 45 scrimmage TDs. RB MIKE DAVIS had 79 scrimmage yards (55 rush, 24 rec.) in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Is 1 of 3 RBs (ALVIN KAMARA & J.D. MCKISSIC) with 50+ receptions (52) this season. • WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 4 catches for 94 yards & TD catch in Week 12. Is 1 of 2 (STEFON DIGGS) with 4+ receptions in each of 1st 12 games this season. Had 3 receptions for 123 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Den. (10/7/18 w/ NYJ). Needs 88 rec. yards for 1st-career 1,000-yard season. WR D.J. MOORE aims for his 3rd in row at home with 95+ rec. yards. Needs 76 rec. yards for 2ndconsecutive 1,000-yard season. Anderson (912) & Moore (924) are 1 of 2 pairs of teammates (TYREEK HILL & TRAVIS KELCE) each with 900+ rec. yards this season. • S JEREMY CHINN (rookie) had 13 tackles, FF & 2 FR-TDs in Week 12 & became 3rd player (FRED EVANS & AL NESSER) with 2 FRTDs in single game in NFL history. Leads all rookies with 86 tackles. DE BRIAN BURNS has 3 sacks in his past 4. LB SHAQ THOMPSON had FR in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss (field reporter) SIRIUS: 106 (Den), 121 (Car) | XM: 385 (Den), 225 (Car)