Live updates: Lions neutralize Panthers as Oruwariye intercepts pass in end zone

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Nolan Bianchi
| The Detroit News

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.

TV/radio: Fox/760

Records: Lions 4-5, Panthers 3-7

Line: Lions by 2.5

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