- With today’s win, Carolina improved to 4-7 on the season. The Panthers are 7-3 all-time against the Lions.
- Carolina recorded its seventh shutout in franchise history and the first since 12/13/15 at Atlanta (38-0).
- Detroit entered today’s game having scored at least 20 points in each of its nine games this season.
- The Panthers allowed just 185 total net yards, the fewest given up by Carolina since 10/22/17 at Chicago.
- Detroit did not have a drive that reached the red zone, marking just the 15th time that the Panthers have allowed zero red zone drives in a game (most recent, at Buffalo 9/17/17).
- Today’s game marked the first time since 2016 (Jacoby Brissett, IND) that a team pitched a shutout for a QB starting his first career game.
- The Panthers defense allowed Detroit to convert just 3-of-14 third down attempts, totaling a 21% third down efficiency, the lowest by any opponent this season.
- Carolina totaled a season-high five sacks against the Lions, the most by the Panthers since they posted five against Washington on 12/1/19.
DE Brian Burns – 2.0
DE Efe Obada – 1.5
DT Zach Kerr – 1.0
DE Yetur Gross-Matos – 0.5
- The Panthers recorded a season-high 11 hits on the QB.
- DE Brian Burns led the team with 2.0 sacks today, increasing his season total to 6.0 sacks. Burns finished the game with five tackles, four QB hits, one tackle for loss and one pass defense. Burns increased his season totals to 28 pressures (tied for second most in the NFL) and 16 QB hits (tied for eighth).
WALKER WINS FIRST CAREER START
- QB PJ Walker made his first NFL start on Sunday, filling in for QB Teddy Bridgewater.
- Walker threw for 258 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, while completing 24-of-34 passes (70.6%).
- Carolina had three receivers with at least seven receptions in the game (Anderson 7, Moore 7, Samuel 8).
- Walker and the offense surrendered just one sack for zero yards in the game.
MOORE LEADS THE RECEIVERS
- WR DJ Moore totaled a team-high 127 receiving yards on seven receptions (18.1 average per catch). It marked the second most receiving yards in a game by Moore since he tallied 157 at Detroit on 11/18/18.
- It marked Moore’s seventh career 100-yard game and second this season (120 at Tampa Bay, 9/20/20). Moore has recorded 90+ receiving yards in six games this season.
- Moore increased his season total to 863 receiving yards, fourth most in the NFL through Sunday’s early window of games (Robby Anderson ranks sixth with 818 receiving yards). Moore and Anderson have combined for 1,681 receiving yards this season, the most by any teammate duo in the NFL.
CURTIS GETS 6
- WR Curtis Samuel reeled in a 17-yard receiving touchdown from Walker in the third quarter.
- Samuel has totaled five touchdowns this season (three receiving, two rushing), tied with RB Mike Davis for the second-most by a Panthers player this season (Christian McCaffrey leads the team with six.)
- Samuel finished the game with eight receptions, the second-highest single game total in his career.
- In the first quarter, Lions QB Matthew Stafford mishandled a snap and the loose ball was recovered by Panthers DE Marquis Haynes. The fumble recovery marked the 13th takeaway by the Panthers this season, and the 10th consecutive game Carolina has tallied at least one takeaway.