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Detroit Lions, Panthers opponent, at a glance

Detroit Lions

Coach: Jim Caldwell

Key Stats

2 Sacks needed by DT Ndamukong Suh to pass Shaun Rogers (29) as the Lions’ all-time sacks leader among defensive tackles. Suh had three tackles and one QB pressure against the Panthers in 2011.

5 Career games with at least 200 yards receiving for Calvin Johnson, tied with Lance Alworth for most in NFL history. Johnson has at least one 200-yard game in each of the past three seasons.

29 First downs for Detroit in their 49-35 victory against Carolina in 2011, the second-most surrendered by the Panthers in their 20-year history.

55.1 Winning percentage for new coach Jim Caldwell, who went 26-22 in three seasons in Indianapolis. Caldwell was Wake Forest’s coach from 1993 to 2000.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR 15 Golden Tate
LT 71 Riley Reiff
LG 67 Rob Sims
C 51 Dominic Raiola
RG 75 Larry Warford
RT 70 Garret Reynolds
TE 87 Brandon Pettigrew
WR 81 Calvin Johnson
QB 9 Matthew Stafford
FB 45 Jed Collins
RB 21 Reggie Bush

Defense

LDE 94 Ezekiel Ansah
LDT 98 Nick Fairley
RDT 90 Ndamukong Suh
RDE 91 Jason Jones
SLB 59 Tahir Whitehead
MLB 55 Stephen Tulloch
WLB 54 DeAndre Levy
LCB 31 Rashean Mathis
RCB 23 Darius Slay
SS 32 James Ihedigbo
FS 27 Glover Quin

Special Teams

K 3 Nate Freese
P 6 Sam Martin
KO 6 Sam Martin
H 6 Sam Martin
PR 12 Jeremy Ross
KOR 12 Jeremy Ross
LS 48 Don Muhlbach

Injuries

OUT: S Don Carey (hamstring), T LaAdrian Waddle (calf). DOUBTFUL: S James Ihedigbo (neck). PROBABLE: RB Reggie Bush (knee), TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot).

Schedule/Results

Opponent Result/Time TV
September
8 N.Y. Giants W 35-14
14 At Carolina 1 p.m. Fox
21 Packers 1 p.m. Fox
28 At N.Y. Jets 1 p.m. Fox
October
5 Buffalo 1 p.m.* Fox
12 At Minnesota 1 p.m.* Fox
19 New Orleans 1 p.m.* Fox
26 At Atlanta 9:30 a.m. Fox
November
2 Bye
9 Miami 1 p.m.* CBS
16 At Arizona 4:25 p.m.* Fox
23 At New England 1 p.m.* Fox
27 Chicago 12:30 p.m.* CBS
December
7 Tampa Bay 1 p.m.* Fox
14 Minnesota 1 p.m.* Fox
21 At Chicago 1 p.m.* Fox
28 At Green Bay 1 p.m.* Fox

NOTE: * Time subject to change.

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