Panthers Special Teams Are Just That

Jim Szoke
November 09, 2017 - 7:51 am

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While the Panthers top-ranked defense is rightfully grabbing a lot of the headlines, Carolina’s special teams units are also among the best in the NFL.

Kicker Graham Gano has not only converted on 19 of 20 field goal attempts, but also leads the league in touchback percentage on kickoffs at nearly 93%.

Punter Michael Palardy is in the top five in the league in both gross and net punting average, and among the best at punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

Long snapper JJ Jansen heads up the “Bomb Squad” and you can listen to my interview here as we discuss the Panthers success on “teams,” the upcoming Monday Night Football matchup versus the Miami Dolphins, and his alma mater Notre Dame’s big game this weekend against the University of Miami Hurricanes.


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