- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

DETROIT (1-0) at CAROLINA (1-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 1-0, Carolina 1-0

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 4-2

LAST MEETING - Lions beat Panthers 49-35 on Nov. 20, 2011

LAST WEEK - Lions beat Giants 35-14; Panthers beat Bucs 20-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 14, Panthers No. 12

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (25), PASS (4T).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (3), PASS (2).

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (16), PASS (19).

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (14T), PASS (4).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matthew Stafford threw for 335 yards and five TDs in previous meeting. … WR Calvin Johnson has at least 100 yards receiving in 22 of past 34 games. Since 2011, Johnson averaging NFL-high 112.8 yards receiving per game. … WR Golden Tate had six catches for 98 yards in first game with Lions. … DeAndre Levy has seven INTs since 2013, most by NFL linebacker. … DT Ndamukong Suh has 27½ sacks since 2010. … Panthers have won 12 of past 13 regular-season games. … QB Cam Newton expected to start after missing Week 1 with rib injury. Newton has NFL-best 28 rushing TDs in past three seasons. … Derek Anderson threw for 230 yards and two TDs in win over Tampa Bay. … RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for 74 yards and averaged 5.1 yards per carry vs. Tampa Bay. Ran for 120 yards and two TDs in previous home game vs. Lions … Rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin had 92 yards receiving and TD in first NFL start. … TE Greg Olsen has played in 111 straight games. … CB Antoine Cason led Carolina with nine tackles in Week 1. … DE Greg Hardy has 10 sacks in past seven home games. … NFL Defensive Player of Year Luke Kuechly had nine tackles, sack and forced fumble last week.

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