Stafford throws for 5 TDs as Lions top Panthers

Matthew Stafford threw for five touchdowns, winner with less than three minutes in the regulation, as 35 decision over Carolina.

Stafford rallied from two early interceptions to complete 28-of-36 passes for 335 yards in Detroit's (7-3) second win in three games.

Kevin Smith, who was signed on November 11 after running back Jahvid Best suffered a concussion, ran for a career-high 140 yards with two touchdowns and added 61 yards and a score on four receptions for the Lions.

Cam Newton went 22-for-38 through the air for 280 yards and a touchdown, but also threw four interceptions for Carolina (2-8).

DeAngelo Williams totaled 105 yards of offense in the Panthers' third straight loss and their 12th straight defeat on the road.