Gameday Panthers Blog: Carolina Panthers beat Detroit Lions 20 to 0

 wfmynews2.com  11/22/2020 20:45:14 

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The Panthers are limping into the game on a five-game losing streak. Can they find a way to pull this one out?

Editor's Note: The attached video is from a previous story of a Panthers fan walking us through a game day in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Carolina Panthers' homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers are limping into the game on a five-game losing streak.

Carolina found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 46-23 punch to the gut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. Despite the defeat, Carolina had strong showings from QB Teddy Bridgewater, who passed for two TDs and 136 yards on 24 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown, and WR D.J. Moore, who caught four passes for one TD and 96 yards. Bridgewater ended up with a passer rating of 141.80.

Meanwhile, Detroit came out on top in a nail-biter against the Washington Football Team last week, sneaking past 30-27. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. QB Matthew Stafford and RB D'Andre Swift were among the main playmakers for Detroit as the former passed for three TDs and 276 yards on 33 attempts and the latter snatched one receiving TD. Near the top of the highlight reel was Stafford's 55-yard TD bomb to WR Marvin Hall in the first quarter.

Special teams collected 12 points for Detroit. K Matt Prater booted in three field goals, the longest a 59-yarder in the fourth quarter, which ultimately accounted for the difference in the contest.

The Panthers are now 3-7 while the Lions sit at 4-5. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Carolina is stumbling into the matchup with the fifth most rushing touchdowns allowed in the NFL, having given up 14 on the season. Detroit has experienced some struggles of their own as they are worst in the league in touchdowns allowed, with 33 on the season.

4:01 p.m. Carolina Panthers beat Detroit Lions 20 to 0.

Shutting out the #Lions for the first time since 2009!

Great bounce back win for this crew, behind PJ Walker and his first start in the #NFL #KeepPounding|#Panthers|@WFMY https://t.co/092HplDxZV

— Luke Lyddon (@Luke_Lyddon) November 22, 2020

Panthers shut out the Lions 20-0.

— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) November 22, 2020

3:07 p.m. Panthers on the board again! This time off a 56-yard field goal. Score now 17-0 Panthers. 

Joey Slye drills a 56-yard field goal.
Panthers extend their lead 17-0.

— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) November 22, 2020

2:48 p.m. Touchdown Panthers! What a great pass and catch, score now 14-0 Panthers.

PJ Walker throws a TD pass to Curtis Samuel in the end zone.
Panthers lead 14-0 in the 3rd.

— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) November 22, 2020

2:40 p.m. They fail to convert the 3rd down conversion and will now have to punt. 

2:39 p.m. Lions looking to get on the board for the first time as they have not been able to score all game. Currently facing a 3rd and 5 

2:24 p.m. Your score at the half Panthers 7, Lions 0. 

1:55 p.m. Score still remains 7-0 with 7:43 left in the 2nd quarter. 

1:37 p.m. Panthers can't capitalize in the Red Zone. Walker throws an interception.

PJ throws an interception in the end zone...

— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) November 22, 2020

1:34 p.m. Fumble by Detriot recovered by the Panthers. They now find themselves back in the Red zone. 

1:28 p.m. Touchdown Panthers! Score now 7-0 

Mike Davis scores. Panthers lead early.

— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) November 22, 2020

1:24 p.m. What a catch by DJ Moore off a great pass from Walker! 

Its PJ Walkers first NFL start.

— Amanda Ferguson (@_amandaferguson) November 22, 2020

1:00 p.m. Who will come out on top at the end of today's game? So far the score is 0-0 with about 8:20 left to go in the first quarter. 

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