NFL Week 8 Game Recap: Carolina Panthers 15, Houston Texans 13

2T4981E Charlotte, NC, USA. 29th Oct, 2023. Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young (9) during the second quarter of the NFL matchup against the Houston Texans in Charlotte, NC. (Scott Kinser/Cal Sport Media). Credit: csm/Alamy Live News

In a game between the top two picks of the 2023 NFL Draft, quarterback Bryce Young and the Carolina Panthers picked up their first win of the season over quarterback C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans, 15-13.

Offensive spotlight: Panthers quarterback Bryce Young was the standout offensive player on the day, picking up the first win of his NFL career.

Young finished 22-of-33 with 235 passing yards and one passing touchdown. He made four big-time throws and just one turnover-worthy play on first review.

Defensive spotlight: Panthers linebacker Frankie Luvu was everywhere for Carolina.

He finished the game with a game-high 12 total tackles, two tackles for loss, two passes defended and a sack.

Rookie spotlight: Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud started strong, but he and the rest of the Texans' offense cooled down and ultimately found themselves behind on the scoreboard when the game was done. This was his best throw on the day.

Stroud finished 16-of-24 with 140 passing yards, 13 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.


Box Score

Passing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
C.J. Stroud 12.9 16 / 24 140 5.8 0 0 31 2 81.9
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Long Sacks Rtg
Bryce Young 14.5 22 / 31 235 7.6 1 0 40 6 103.6
Rushing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
C.J. Stroud 12.9 2 13 6.5 1 12 0
Andrew Beck 6.9 2 1 0.5 1 1 1
Devin Singletary 6.3 10 30 3 0 9 0
Tank Dell 6.1 3 15 5 0 11 0
Dameon Pierce 4.6 12 46 3.8 0 16 0
Mike Boone 2.6 1 5 5 0 5 0
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Bryce Young 14.5 4 11 2.8 0 7 0
Chuba Hubbard 7.4 15 28 1.9 0 8 0
Raheem Blackshear 5.1 3 5 1.7 0 6 0
Miles Sanders 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Receiving
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Noah Brown 8.7 5 3 57 11.4 19 0 31
Nico Collins 7 6 4 30 5 7.5 0 15
Andrew Beck 6.9 1 1 8 8 8 0 8
Devin Singletary 6.3 2 2 13 6.5 6.5 0 10
Tank Dell 6.1 4 3 16 4 5.3 0 9
Mike Boone 2.6 1 1 11 11 11 0 11
Dalton Schultz 2.5 5 2 5 1 2.5 0 9
Carolina Panthers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD Long
Adam Thielen 15.2 11 8 72 6.5 9 0 31
Jonathan Mingo 10.2 5 4 62 12.4 15.5 0 40
Tommy Tremble 8.4 3 2 4 1.3 2 1 3
Chuba Hubbard 7.4 2 2 26 13 13 0 14
Raheem Blackshear 5.1 2 2 26 13 13 0 19
DJ Chark Jr. 4.3 4 2 23 5.8 11.5 0 20
Stephen Sullivan 2.3 1 1 13 13 13 0 13
Terrace Marshall Jr. 1.9 1 1 9 9 9 0 9
Hayden Hurst 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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