Carolina at Detroit Week 11 Capsule

 

  PANTHERS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 4-1  
STREAKS Past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-0 Schwartz: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 30-3 vs. Titans L 37-13 at Bears
LAST GAME 11/16/08: Lions 22 at Panthers 31. Carolina RBs Jonathan Stewart (130 yards, 1 TD) & DeAngelo Williams (120 yards, 2 TDs) combine for 250 rushing yards & 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/05: Panthers 21, Lions 20. Carolina QB WR Ricky Proehl catches 3-yard TD pass from QB Chris Weinke with 32 seconds remaining as Panthers earn comeback win.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 113 (Car.), 91 (Det.).  XM: 229 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING Newton (R): 197-327-2,605-11-10-84.0 Stafford: 216-362-2,508-20 (3C)-8-89.9
RUSHING D. Williams: 83-398-4.8-1 Best: 84-390-4.6-2
RECEIVING S. Smith: 51-951 (1C)-18.6-4 Johnson: 54 (3C)-885 (2C)-16.4-11 (1L)
OFFENSE 400.0 360.0
TAKE/GIVE -4 +8
DEFENSE 361.4 318.4 (1C)
SACKS Johnson: 7 Avril: 6
INTs Gamble, Martin: 2 Houston: 4 (T3L)
PUNTING Baker: 41.5 Donahue (R): 42.7
KICKING Mare: 60 (18/19 PAT; 14/18 FG) Hanson: 84 (27/27 PAT; 19/20 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Offense averaging 400 yards per game (258.4 last year)…Rookie QB CAM NEWTON has 4 games with 290+ yards, tied with PEYTON MANNING (1998) for most by rookie in NFL history. Ties for 3rd in NFL with 7 rush TDs. His 7 rush TDs tie VINCE YOUNG (2006) for most in season by rookie QB since 1970. In 3 road games, has passed for 1,033 yards (344.3 per game) & 3 TDs with 100 rush yards & 4 TDs…In last meeting, RB JONATHAN STEWART (15 att., 130 yards, 8.7 avg., TD) & RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS (14 att., 120 yards, 8.6 avg. & 2 TDs) each rushed for 120+ yards & 1+ TD with 8.5+ avg. Only time in franchise history 2 RBs accomplished feat in same game…WR STEVE SMITH leads NFC with 951 receiving yards. In past 3 on road, has 21 catches for 425 yards (141.7 per game) & 2 TDs. In last game at Det., had 6 catches for 123 yards (20.5 avg.) & TD (80 yards). TE GREG OLSEN has TD catch in 4 of past 7…DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 15 sacks in past 16. S CHARLES GODFREY had INT & FR in last meeting…LIONS: Team is outscoring opp. 156-66 after halftime…In 2nd half/OT, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD ties for 3rd in NFL with 12 pass TDs. Lions are 6-0 when he has 100+ rating. In past 8 at home, Stafford has 3 games with 4+ TD passes…RB JAHVID BEST has 405 scrimmage yards (135 per game; 257 rush, 148 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 home games this year…WR CALVIN JOHNSON leads NFL with 11 TD catches. Since start of 2008, has 40 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Aims for 8th in row with 5+ catches & 80+ yards (100+ yards in 5 of past 7). Needs 115 yards for 3rd career season with 1,000+ yards & 10+ TDs. WR TITUS YOUNG ranks 3rd among NFC rookies with 349 rec. yards. WR NATE BURLESON had 8 catches for 83 yards last week. TE TONY SCHEFFLER aims for 3rd in row with TD catch…DE CLIFF AVRIL aims for 4th in row with sack. Has 4 sacks, 3 FFs & 24-yard FR-TD in past 3. CB CHRIS HOUSTON leads NFL with 2 INT-TDs (100 & 56 yards). DE LAWRENCE JACKSON aims for 4th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Has 3.5 sacks & FR in past 3.


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