Carolina Panthers - PlayerWatch
WR Steve Smith, who has 11,902 receiving yards in his career, needs three more yards to pass Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin for 22nd on the NFL's all-time list. And with two more receptions, Smith will pass Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe for 25th all time.
LB Chase Blackburn is still struggling with a foot injury. If he doesn't get well by Monday night, rookie A.J. Klein will get his second straight start.
Graham Gano has made five field goals of 50 yards or more this season, breaking the Panthers' single-season record of four set by John Kasay in 1998 and 2006.
RG Chris Scott is unlikely to return from a knee injury by Monday night, which would give converted DT Nate Chandler his second straight start.
DE Charles Johnson, who has 8.5 sacks through nine games, is a half-sack away from becoming the first player in Panthers history to record at least nine sacks in four straight seasons.
CB James Dockery was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The third-year player appeared in five games making five tackles this season.
OG Travis Bond was signed from the Vikings' practice squad. He was a seventh-round pick in April's draft. Bond will help supply depth to an offensive line that has seen five members land on injured reserve.