Carolina's defense forced three Los Angeles turnovers, Joey Slye kicked five field goals and the Panthers beat the Chargers 21-16 on Sunday, giving coach Matt Rhule his first NFL victory. The Panthers had not recorded a sack and allowed 65 points in their first two games but looked like a different unit. Teddy Bridgewater was 22 of 28 for 235 yards and a touchdown in his first win with Carolina (1-2).
A strong defensive effort keeps the Chargers in contention, but turnovers and penalties ultimately doom them in a 21-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Detroit's Kenny Golladay and Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin are a couple of noteworthy receivers returning to action in Sunday's late games.