Sunday, November 16, 2008. (AP) -- The one-two punch of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart dazzled with a record setting day on the ground for Carolina. The Panthers needed all those yards to squeak by the league's only winless team.
Stewart rushed for a career-high 130 yards and a touchdown, Williams added 120 yards and two more scores, and Panthers held off the Detroit Lions 31-22 on Sunday.
The Panthers (8-2) won their fourth straight game by setting a team record with 264 yards rushing in the first time two of their backs rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. Carolina surpassed last year's win total and stayed atop the NFC South, but it was a second consecutive sluggish performance that kept the Lions within striking distance all day.
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