Panthers vs. Lions: Breaking Down Carolina's Performance in 49-35 Loss

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Panthers vs. Lions: Breaking Down Carolina's Performance in 49-35 Loss
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The Panthers received another beatdown as their first-half domination quickly turned around into a lopsided dismantling at the hands of the Lions

Carolina led by 17 in the second quarter, but Matthew Stafford got on a hot streak and the defense could not slow Detroit down. Following turnovers on the team's first three drives, the Lions scored touchdowns on five of their next seven. 

The second-half comeback was not difficult to foresee. The Panthers have played rather poorly in the latter periods of games and the Lions have closed out better than any team in the NFL this season.

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