Carolina Panthers: Week 7 awards in loss at the Saints

(Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater
(Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports) Teddy Bridgewater /
3 of 6
Carolina Panthers
(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) D.J. Moore /

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

Two weeks in a row, the Carolina Panthers missed star running back Christian McCaffrey. But the Panthers have found another reliable skill player, D.J. Moore, as he earns the offensive player of the game award for the second consecutive week.

Moore found himself in familiar territory as he received precisely 93 yards for each of the previous three games, quickly becoming one of the most consistent Panthers players this season. It’s also one of the best stretches of his career, with last year’s three 100-yard outings in a four-game period slightly outperforming his current level of production.

The wide receiver out of Maryland came up big for the Panthers Sunday as he scored two touchdowns. But more importantly, Moore found the endzone to close the Saints’ lead to four and then scored to give Carolina a three-point advantage.

The first touchdown, a 74-yard bomb by Teddy Bridgewater, came early in the second quarter with the Panthers down by two possessions to help boost the offense and their confidence as a whole.

The second touchdown by Moore gave Carolina their only lead Sunday afternoon. Overall, Moore continues to impress this year and the Panthers must be happy with their young wide receiver talent in Charlotte with Robby Anderson leading the way and Curtis Samuel coming in as another reliable catching presence.