Lions Down Carolina 49-35 - Match Report
Matthew Stafford scorched the Panthers defense for 5 TDs as Detroit defeated Carolina 49-35 on Sunday at Ford Field.
Detroit was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 47.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Kevin Smith rushed for 140 yards, while Maurice Morris added 29 yards in the win. Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson added 89 and 63 receiving yards respectively.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 73 yards for Carolina, while Cam Newton added 37 yards. Cam Newton threw for 280 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Jonathan Stewart and Brandon LaFell had 87 and 51 yards respectively.
Detroit outgained Carolina 495-409 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 29-24 by the Lions.
Carolina lost the time of possession battle 33:07/26:53, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Packers. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at Indianapolis.