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Oruwariye comes up with huge interception in end zone
Detroit takes over at the 25 after a touchback.
Adrian Peterson rushes for 2 yards on first down and 3 on second down. The third-down snap is on the carpet, Matthew Stafford can’t corral it, and it’s picked up by the Panthers at the Detroit 22.
Panthers 7, Lions 0 (0:56 1st)
It’s Panthers ball, first-and-10 at the 22.
Mike Davis on first down rushes for 9 yards. Rodney Smith’s 4-yard carry on second down will make it first-and-goal at the 9 to start the second quarter.
END 1ST: Panthers 7, Lions 0
After two short plays, P.J. Walker is intercepted by Amani Oruwariye in the end zone, and that’s a huge interception for the Lions. The threat is neutralized.
Panthers 7, Lions 0 (13:43 2nd)
Panthers take 7-0 lead late in first quarter
Carolina takes over at its own 5.
Mike Davis on first down is stuffed fora yard. He picks up 8 yards on a second-down reception, then rushes for 2 yards and a new set of downs on the next play.
Rodney Smith is wrapped up for a 1-yard gain on first down. P.J. Walker then gets D.J. Moore involved, hitting him on second down for a pickup of 14 and then going deep to Moore on the next play for a pickup of 52 yards — over the head of Jeff Okudah — to the Detroit 17.
Walker makes it goal-to-go with a 10-yard pass to Curtis Samuel to the 7.
Davis rushes for 4 yards on first down, bringing up second-and-goal at the 3. Walker is stuffed just short of the goal line on a quarterback draw play.
Timeout #1 Carolina (2:24 1st)
Davis gets into the end zone on third down for the game’s first points.
Panthers 7, Lions 0 (2:21 1st)
Three straight incompletions lead to Lions punt on opening drive
The Lions take over at the 20. They’ll look to break a scoreless tie here in the early goings.
Adrian Peterson on first down rushes for a gain of 4 on first down and 3 yards on second down. Kerryon Johnson hauls in a 7-yard reception on third down to keep the chains moving, first-and-10 at the 34.
Matthew Stafford’s first-down throw to Quintez Cephus is broken up, the second-down throw to Peterson is dropped, and the third-down incompletion is upheld because of a holding penalty on Frank Ragnow.
Carolina receives a holding penalty on the punt return. It’ll take over at the 5.
Lions 0, Panthers 0 (8:24 1st)
Lion get stop in own territory to open game
The Panthers take over first, starting at the 25.
P.J. Walker on first down throws complete to Robby Anderson for a pickup of 9. Rodney Smith rushes for 5 on the next play.
He gets 3 to the 42 on first down. Mike Davis then picks up 2 on second down. Walker throws complete to Curtis Samuel on third-and-5 for a completion of 12, bringing up first-and-10 at the Detroit 44.
Walker misses the target on first down, incomplete. Smith picks up a yard on second down. Walker can’t complete a third-down throw to D.J. Moore, and the threat is neutralized.
The punt goes for a touchback..
Lions 0, Panthers 0 (10:35 1st)
The Detroit Lions play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday still hanging on to hopes of making a run at the playoffs. Follow the action here with live updates throughout the game by Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.
Lions at Panthers
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Records: Lions 4-5, Panthers 3-7
Line: Lions by 2.5