Found November 20, 2011 on
Inside The Panthers:
Kealoha Pilares' record-setting 101-yard kickoff return highlighted a big second quarter for the Panthers, who built their biggest lead of the season and took a 27-14 lead into halftime.
Pilares' return was the Panthers' first kickoff return for a touchdown in eight years and was the team's longest, breaking the record shared by Rod Smart and Michael Bates, both of whom had 100 yards returns.
Pilares' longest return prior to his touchdown was 27 yards. But Ron Rivera stuck with the rookie from Hawaii. Pilares replaced Mike Goodson as the Panthers' kick returner in Week 5.
Cam Newton gave the Panthers a 24-7 lead – their largest of the season – with an 11-yard touchdown run with 9:32 remaining in the second quarter. DeAngelo Williams set up the score with a 26-yard run, and had 57 yards on five first-half carries.
It was Newton's eighth rushing touchdown of the season, breaking the rookie record held by Vince Young since 2006.
The Lions pulled with...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Cam Newton saw on second down that he couldn't make a play, so he simply scrambled to his right for a 3-yard gain and got out of bounds with 15 seconds left.
Then, on third-and-7, he found Legedu Naanee for a gain of about six. Gotta appreciate the effort these Panthers receivers are giving to
The Panthers' injury issues at linebacker just seem to keep getting worse.
Middle linebacker Dan Connor, who sustained a neck/shoulder stinger last week vs. Tennessee, is inactive for today's game at Detroit.
Jordan Senn is expected to start in Connor's place. He would become the eighth linebacker to start for the Panthers this season.
Carolina has three linebackers...
Per the Carolina Panthers' Twitter page (@Panthers):
QB Jimmy Clausen, CB Brandon Hogan, LB Jason Phillips, LB Dan Connor, OT Lee Ziemba, TE Jeremy Shockey, DT Frank Kearse
Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey did not make the trip to Detroit and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.
I haven't pushed the panic button yet, despite my being ready to do so.
2nd and short from from the 29...SMITH INTO THE SECONDARY! He's dragged down 46 yards later at the Panthers' 29!
The Kevin Smith show continues...it's a screen...and he has a WALL!
TOUCHDOWN! Just like that, it's a 10-7 game!
Smith had 71 of the 80 yards on the drive!
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Coach Ron Rivera says Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will need an MRI on his injured shoulder and linebacker Omar Gaither has suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.
(By Joseph Person, email@example.com) D QUARTERBACK: Cam Newton reverted to his preseason form - throwing high, throwing wild, looking erratic. The rookie threw a career-high four interceptions, though the Lions' rush contributed to two of them. Newton accounted for three TDs, two rushing.B RUNNING BACKS: DeAngelo Williams had his best game in a month, making sharp...
We'll be providing live, drive-by-drive observations and analysis from our seat in the press box as the Detroit Lions host the Carolina Panthers.