Patriots return game vs. Panthers return game
The Patriots have attempted 21 kickoff returns on the season for 459 total yards; an average of just 21.9 yards per return, 24th in the league. The Pats longest kick return on the year was 30 yards. Punt returns have gone better for the Patriots, as they have gaine 299 yards on 26 attempts, good for an 11.5 yards per return average, with the longest punt return on the season going for 43 yards.
The Panthers return game has not been spectacular this season, but they haven’t gotten many opportunities, as they have only had 14 kickoff return attempts on the year, tied for fifth fewest in the league. They are averaging 22.4 yards per return on the few that they have attempted with a long of 38 with no return touchdowns. Carolina’s punt returning is not much better: they have returned 19 punts for 165 total yards, just an 8.7 yard average per return.