NFL Week 5 Game Recap: Detroit Lions 42, Carolina Panthers 24

2T0PD6C Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

In their Week 5 battle, the Detroit Lions defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 42-24. The win brings the Lions to 4-1, while the Panthers remain the only winless team in the NFL at 0-5.

These were PFF’s top standout players from the game.


Offensive spotlight: Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff put together an excellent day in terms of efficiency and execution.

Goff finished 20-of-28 with 236 passing yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. On first review, he made two big-time throws and no turnover-worthy plays.

Defensive spotlight: Lions defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson had a takeover type of performance against the Panthers.

The interceptions above was one of a few plays where his presence was a major difference-maker. He finished the game with one interception, one sack and two tackles for loss.

Rookie spotlight: It was another rough game for Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young. He played better in the second half, but the contest was out of reach for most of that time. He went 25-of-41 with 247 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and two interceptions, making two big-time throws but also two turnover-worthy plays on first review.


Box Score

Passing
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Bryce Young 20.28 25 / 41 247 6 3 2 30 1 82.1
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Jared Goff 27.44 20 / 28 236 8.4 3 0 31 2 132.4
Rushing
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Bryce Young 20.28 1 4 4 0 4 0
Chuba Hubbard 4.5 9 35 3.9 0 6 0
Laviska Shenault Jr. 2.7 5 27 5.4 0 11 0
Miles Sanders 2.2 7 32 4.6 0 9 1
Andy Dalton 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jared Goff 27.44 2 0 0 1 1 0
David Montgomery 23.9 19 109 5.7 1 42 0
Craig Reynolds 11.2 7 52 7.4 1 19 0
Teddy Bridgewater -0.2 2 -2 -1 0 -1 0
Receiving
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Adam Thielen 30.7 13 11 107 8.2 9.7 1 30
DJ Chark Jr. 13.2 6 3 42 7 14 1 18
Jonathan Mingo 9.8 7 5 48 6.9 9.6 0 13
Tommy Tremble 7.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hayden Hurst 5.1 3 3 21 7 7 0 9
Chuba Hubbard 4.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Thomas 3.8 2 1 28 14 28 0 28
Miles Sanders 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
David Montgomery 23.9 6 2 20 3.3 10 0 11
Sam LaPorta 19.7 4 3 47 11.8 15.7 2 31
Josh Reynolds 17.6 5 4 76 15.2 19 1 27
Kalif Raymond 7.5 3 3 45 15 15 0 23
Brock Wright 4.6 3 3 16 5.3 5.3 0 9
Marvin Jones Jr. 4.2 2 2 22 11 11 0 16
Jameson Williams 2.2 3 2 2 0.7 1 0 4
Zonovan Knight 1.8 1 1 8 8 8 0 8
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