John Abraham–Game Grade–D-
For all his pass-rushing prowess Abraham disappeared on passing downs, not doing so much as touching Cam Newton on the day. He finished with one total tackle on the day.
Kroy Biermann–Game Grade–C-
Biermann had a decent day statistically with three solo tackles and one assisted, but a misread on a fake by Newton was the catalyst to his 72-yard touchdown run.
Cliff Matthews–Game Grade–N/A
He was not officially inactive, but did not play enough to warrant a grade.
Lawrence Sidbury–Game Grade–N/A
Did not play.
Jonathan Babineaux–Game Grade–N/A
Babineaux's day ended early when he went down with an injury midway through the second quarter. His play up until then included missed tackles and a lack of pressure on the quarterback, but he did not play enough to warrant a grade.
Corey Peters–Game Grade–C
Peters struggled to collapse the pocket and couldn't create much disruption in the running game. But his worst play of the day was an inability to bring Newton down on a sure-looking sack, resulting in a drive-extending 14-yard run by Newton.
Vance Walker–Game Grade–B
Walker made but two plays on the stats sheet, both positive: he first sacked Newton toward the end of the first half before then stopping DeAngelo Williams for a one-yard gain up the middle. All in all, a good showing from Walker.
Peria Jerry–Game Grade–C+
Jerry's only play of the day resulted in no gain for the Panthers. He didn't play much aside from that.
Travian Robertson–Game Grade–N/A
Did not play.