The Carolina Panthers put together a fairly solid performance overall in their first preseason game to come away with a 23-13 road win against the Chicago Bears this past Thursday night at historic Soldier Field. By now you have read numerous articles giving their breakdown and analysis of everything that happened on the field. Here are the typical statistical numbers from the game by ESPN:
|Passing 1st downs||12||9|
|Rushing 1st downs||5||4|
|1st downs from penalties||1||0|
|3rd down efficiency||5-14||4-13|
|4th down efficiency||1-1||0-0|
|Yards per Play||4.2||4.7|
|Yards per pass||4.4||4.9|
|Yards per rush||3.8||4.3|
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
The 4 Man Rush is motivated to share detailed content that the national media does not put the effort into doing and sharing. With offensive coordinator Norv Turner calling offensive plays and head coach Ron Rivera calling defensive plays we wanted to track the number of different offensive personnel groupings along with the number of different defensive alignments. Here is the breakdown:
12 personnel(1 RB 2 TE 2 WR) was used in 7 runs and 9 passes
21 personnel(2 RB 1 TE 2 WR) was used in 3 runs and 1 pass
11 personnel(1 RB 1TE 3 WR) was used for 11 runs and 27 passes
22 personnel(2 RB 2TE 1 RB) was used for 4 runs
13 personnel(1 RB 3 TE 1 WR) was used for 2 passes
22 snaps under center & 40 snaps in shotgun
3-4 base(3 defensive linemen 4 linebackers 4 defensive backs) was used on 21 defensive snaps.
4-2 nickel(4 defensive linemen 2 linebackers 5 defensive backs) was used on 34 defensive snaps.
On the nickel defensive personnel LBs were used in a 3 point stance as the DEs on the line of scrimmage. Sometimes they would stand up and rush as well. This is the kind of detail we feel football fans should be aware of and have access too. We look forward to bringing you more similar content with every game.