Lions Host the Panthers in NFL Week 5

Detroit Lions NFL Week 5

Key Matchup for Lions and Panthers in NFL Week 5

The Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions will square off on Sunday when at Ford Field. Kickoff is set for a 1 pm EST Kickoff. It will be broadcast regionally on FOX Sports.

Oddsmakers opened the Lions as -2.5-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total opened at 43.5. The line has moved to Detroit favored by 2-points and the total dropped to 42.

Lions Look Push Forward Against Quality Opponent in NFL Week 5

In their last action, Detroit was a 14-7 winner on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. They covered the +2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (21) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Detroit is a half-yard shy of being the only undefeated team in the NFC. The Lions lost their last home game when  Golden Tate was ruled just short of the goal line in the closing seconds against Atlanta. The game ended on that play. The NFL’s mandatory 10-second runoff was required after the review because the Lions didn’t have any timeouts left.

Turnovers have been a huge factor in Detroit’s quick start. It leads the league with a plus-9 in that category. The Lions’ 11 takeaways are tied for the league lead.

Panthers Hope Newton Continues to Improve in NFL Week 5

Carolina won its last outing, a 33-30 result against the New England Patriots on October 01. The Panthers covered in that game as a +9-point underdog, while the 63 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Newton passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 44 yards and another score in Carolina’s 33-30 win at New England.

It was a great performance for a quarterback coming off a disappointing 2016 season and offseason shoulder surgery. Newton was awful, for him, in the first 3 weeks of the NFL Season. He averaged 188.7 yards passing and gained a total 46 rushing yards rushing. Newton threw twice as many interceptions as touchdowns as well.

Newton’s return to form gives the very good Detroit Lions defense plenty of concerns on Sunday.

The Panthers eeked out two wins while scoring a combined 45 points in their first three games. They were forced to adjust with Newton’s favorite target, tight end Greg Olsen, on injured reserve with a fractured foot.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

Carolina Panthers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-10-11-01-10-11-018.0018.50-0.50
vs Div0-10-10-00-10-10-013.0034.00-21.00
Last 32-11-11-01-1-10-1-11-018.3322.33-4.00

Detroit Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf3-11-12-03-11-12-024.7517.507.25
vs Div1-00-01-01-00-01-
Last 32-10-12-02-10-12-021.3315.675.66

NFL Week 5 Supergrid

Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense19.501917.505
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense237.5014270.5026
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense128.00898.0015
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense24.751017.504
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense269.008229.5015
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense76.502765.503

Head To Head Summary


Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Sep 14, 2014DETCAR7-24702533233622513130
Nov 20, 2011CARDET35-4913727240941693264953
Nov 16, 2008DETCAR22-311301863164264983621
Oct 16, 2005CARDET21-20542633174521572094
Dec 21, 2003DETCAR14-20535310611242603842
Sep 15, 2002DETCAR7-3173491223753103850
Oct 24, 1999DETCAR24-9902103002612593202

NFL Week 5 Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Carolina Panthers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 1, 2017NE33-30W9/47.5W/O140304444802933732A
Sep 24, 2017NO13-34L-5.5/46L/O1321562881492133623H
Sep 17, 2017BUF9-3W-6/43P/U77178255691071760H
Sep 10, 2017SF23-3W-4/45W/U116171287511662170A
Jan 1, 2017TB16-17L3/44.5W/U1282073351121883001A

Detroit Lions

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 1, 2017MIN14-7W2.5/43.5W/U9715425187197284-3A
Sep 24, 2017ATL26-30L3/50.5L/O71253324151277428-3H
Sep 18, 2017NYG24-10W3/42.5W/U138119257622082700A
Sep 10, 2017ARI35-23W2.5/48.5W/O8228536745264309-3H
Jan 7, 2017SEA6-26L8/45.5L/U491822311772103870A

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Forecast for Detroit

Next up:
Carolina home to Philadelphia Thursday, October 12
Detroit at New Orleans Sunday, October 15

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