Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sports | By Ivan Ross

INACTIVES: Lions vs. Panthers


Newton picked up where he left off in New England, completing 26 of his 33 attempts for 355 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

The embattled quarterback threw three touchdowns through three quarters, helping the Carolina Panthers build a lead big enough to hold off the Detroit Lions for a 27-24 win Sunday.

This is one of the reasons why the game was as close as it was in the first half as the two teams traded scoring plays and the Panthers only led by a score of 17-10 at halftime.

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According to NFL.com, Wentz became the first Eagles quarterback with three or more TD passes in the first quarter. After forcing the Cardinals to punt, Kenjon Barner sparked the Eagles with a dazzling 76-yard return.

The Carolina Panthers edged the Detroit Lions Sunday, 27-24, recording their second straight road win over a quality opponent. The quarterback didnt have as much success connecting with starting tight end Eric Ebron, who dropped a pass in the end zone and had another pass go through his hands.

Newton, never shy of the spotlight, will be hyped up for next week's primetime game vs. the Eagles, when he'll be gunning for three straight 300-yard games.

Rodrigue asked Cam Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running on Wednesday and Carolina's quarterback laughed and said, "It's amusing to hear a female talk about routes".

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TOGETHER AGAIN?: The Packers could be closer to getting their starting offensive line back on the field at the same time. McCarthy said Montgomery did not take part in Thursday's team periods, meaning he's nearly surely out for Sunday.

Gone were the dink-and-dunk passes that Newton was throwing early in the season, replaced by darts to Ed Dickson, Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, et al. Dickson's previous high for reception yardage in a game was 79 - he more than doubled that with 175 yards this time.

Asked if the pain he was dealing with was similar to what he played through against the Cleveland Browns as a rookie, when he stayed in to throw the game-winning touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew despite an injured left shoulder, Stafford said, "I don't know".

Kawann Short: The Pro Bowl defensive tackle ended a turnover drought for the Panthers with his strip-sack of Matthew Stafford in the third quarter.

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In the sketch, Emmy-winning out comedian McKinnon volunteered to help Diana Prince determine her sexuality. Musical artist Sam Smith was also on hand to perform his songs "Too Good at Goodbyes" and "Pray".

Three players- left tackle Matt Kalil and defensive ends Mario Addison and Julius Peppers are tagged questionable against Detroit. That means Colin Jones and new signing Jairus Byrd both may get some play time at safety alongside Mike Adams on Sunday.

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