Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions are looking stout once again — just in time for a visit from the defending Super Bowl champions.
Down by 13 at the half – the Detroit Lions staged a second half comeback to beat the Carolina Panthers 49-35 Sunday at Ford Field.
The Lions will be without backup defensive ends Lawrence Jackson and Willie Young, which could allow defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and rookie Nick Fairley to move outside on the line at times.
Carolina tight end Jeremy Shockey is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against Detroit due to soreness in his ribs.
The Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers both need to bounce back from their most lopsided losses of the season on Sunday at Ford Field. Detroit needs it a little more.
Carolina has beaten Detroit four straight times since losing first meeting in 1999.
LIONS: DNP: RB Jahvid Best (concussion), P Ryan Donahue (quadriceps
Carolina plays at playoff-starved Detroit (6-3) on Sunday and the Lions will be plenty motivated after getting blown out themselves last week 37-13 by division rival Chicago.
Running back Mike Goodson has become the 12th member of the Carolina Panthers to be placed on injured reserve.