NFL

Walker and the Panthers Easily Defeated the Lions in a Lopsided 20-0 Victory

Phillip Walker and the Carolina Panthers easily defeated the Detroit Lions in a lopsided 20-0 victory, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in Bank of America Stadium in Carolina. The Panthers’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 116 yards and one rushing touchdown, and by a 258 yards and one touchdown effort by Walker.

Walker helped the Panthers in this victory by attempting 34 passes and completing 24 of them. This led to a final QB production of 258 yards, two interceptions and one touchdown for the game.

The Panthers deployed a rushing game led by Trenton Cannon and Mike Davis. For the game, Cannon carried the ball no times and rushed for no yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Davis supplemented by carrying the ball 19 times for a total of 64 yards. In the passing game, the Panthers’ top receivers were Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore. Samuel caught eight passes for a total of 70 yards, while Moore contributed with 127 yards from seven passes.

On the defensive side of the football, the Panthers produced zero forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, five sacks and no defensive touchdowns.

For the losing team, Matthew Stafford finished the game completing 18 of 33 passes to lead the way for the Lions. This performance by Stafford led to a QB rating of 70.00, and game stats of 178 yards, zero interceptions and zero touchdowns.

The rushing game for the Lions was led by Kerryon Johnson and Adrian Peterson. For the game, Johnson rushed for 17 yards from carrying the football six times. Meanwhile Peterson carried the ball 7 times for a total of 18 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Lions included Marvin Jones Jr. and Marvin Hall. Jones Jr. caught four passes for a total of 51 yards, while Hall contributed with 16 yards from three passes.

Although their team lost the game, the Lions defense ended the game with one sack, and one tackle for loss, to go along with one forced fumble.

With the win, the Panthers leave with a record of 4-7 for the season, while the Lions record for the season now stands at 4-6.