Carolina Panthers: Week 6 awards in loss vs. the Bears

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) D.J. Moore
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(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) D.J. Moore /

Carolina Panthers Awards: D.J. Moore – Offensive Player of the Game

On a day where the Carolina Panthers’ offense staggered, one player shined above the rest.

D.J. Moore.

In a game where Robby Anderson was nonexistent in the first half and took until the second to make substantial plays. Moore, at moments, came off as Carolina’s only weapon.

Teddy Bridgewater and Mike Davis struggled to get things going as well, only leaving Moore to show out on Sunday. The wide receiver disappeared at moments in the game, but arguably the entire offense suffered this same fate during phases.

What places Moore above other offensive players during the game is his significant catches during critical moments, with one coming on a third and long in the first half.

Moore did miss on a big grab late in the fourth, but the ball was slightly out of reach from his grasp. The play would have solidified the argument for offensive player of the game, but missing on a catch like that and still getting this award shows how lackluster the offense was.

The former first-round pick came down with five recoveries for 93 yards while being targeted 11 times. The third-year receiver now boasts three games this year over 90 yards. So expect him to continue as a threat moving forward and even more when defenses have to worry about McCaffrey.