Vikings at Panthers

Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers, Oct. 17, 2021

Minnesota is making its sixth visit to Carolina and third in October. Danielle Hunter's safety in 2016 helped spark Minnesota to come back from a 10-0 deficit and snap Carolina's 14-game home winning streak (including playoffs).

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History: Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers

  • All-Time Record: The Vikings are 9-6 all-time against the Panthers; they have not met in the playoffs. The Vikings are 2-3 in games played in Carolina.
  • Series Notes: Minnesota has scored double-digit points in all but one of its 15 games against Carolina.
  • Current Streak: The Vikings won the most recent meeting with the Panthers.
  • Last time at Carolina (2017): The Panthers defeated the Vikings 31-24.

Facts to Know

Carolina Panthers

  • The Panthers acquired quarterback Sam Darnold from the Jets via trade before the 2021 NFL Draft. 
  • Although he missed all but three games last season, dynamic dual-threat RB Christian McCaffrey tied for second on the team with five rushing touchdowns and ranked fourth among teammates with 76 touches on offense.
  • WR D.J. Moore led the Panthers with 1,193 yards and four receiving scores.

Minnesota Vikings

  • The Vikings ranked third in the NFL in first downs per game in 2020, averaging 23.9.
  • S Harrison Smith led Minnesota in passes defensed with 10.
  • After starting his career with the Vikings, DE Stephen Weatherly joined the Panthers for 2020 before re-signing with Minnesota.

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Panthers.