WR Curtis Samuel: "We couldn’t get the work done.”

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) makes a touchdown catch against Detroit Lions cornerback Teez Tabor (31) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field.Photo: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Samuel Postgame Interview vs Lions

On the receiving group’s conversation in the locker room and in the huddle: “We’re just preparing for football. We try our best to start out strong, to give ourselves an opportunity. There was a lot of defense to really put the pressure on us. (In the) second half, we just went out there and did what we were supposed to.”

On Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera’s faith in the offense: “High confidence. We were all over the field, receivers, O-line doing what it’s supposed to do, a great quarterback, tight ends, the whole group. So, he put the faith in us out there to deliver and we couldn’t get the work done.”

On if the Panthers thought the game might come down to going for extra points after K Graham Gano’s misses: “I don’t know, me personally, I don’t try to look forward to the end of the game. We just try to take it by each possession. Each play we try to drive down the field, create good plays and opportunities to go down there and score, whether our kicker is struggling or not.”