One of the major problems with the Panthers on Sunday was their inability to tackle.
On Kevin Smith's last touchdown for Detroit, three Carolina defenders had a chance to bring him down, but all whiffed.
"Guys are out of position, probably the biggest thing," coach Ron Rivera said. "We watch the tape and study the tape, we'll see. And we gotta also put them in better position to make plays, too, now. It's not just about players, it's about making sure we are in the best position. When you play a game, it's not just about the players themselves. It's (also) about the coaching; it falls back to me as well. So, I'm not going to sit here and say individuals or anything like that. I'm going to say this is a team loss; if you play the second half the way we did, we're going to get beat."
Cam Newton threw for 288 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores Sunday, but he clearly he wasn't on his game.
The Lions pressured him into four interceptions.
"He was just a little high,...