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Peppers, Panthers' defense stymies Bills 9-3

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Julius Peppers has played 17 seasons in the NFL for pretty good defensive teams.

But he said none compares to this year's Carolina Panthers.

''This is the best one I have ever played on,'' Peppers said emphatically Sunday.

Carolina's defense allowed only three points for the second straight week, and Graham Gano converted three field goals as the Panthers held on to defeat the Buffalo Bills 9-3 to remain unbeaten.

The Panthers (2-0) held Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy in check all day, limiting the Bills (1-1) to 176 yards and 10 first downs. McCoy had 9 yards on 12 carries and Taylor had 125 yards passing. The Panthers had three sacks, two by Peppers in his first home game since re-signing with them.

''I have all of the confidence and trust and belief in these guys,'' said Peppers, who has 146 career sacks . ''We all play for one another. I feel like the sky is the limit.''

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Peppers was simply awesome and is turning out to be a great fit in Carolina with three sacks in two games.

''He has found a niche with the way we rotate these guys to keep them fresh,'' Rivera said.

With Carolina's offense struggling to move the ball and tight end Greg Olsen out with a broken right foot , the Panthers didn't put the game away until 9 seconds remained when Taylor's fourth-and-11 pass sailed off diving rookie Zay Jones' fingertips .

''It was a great call by our coaching staff and a good throw by Tyrod,'' Jones said. ''I just didn't make the play to help my team win this game.''

The Panthers beat San Francisco 23-3 in Week 1.

''We'll take three points a week - that's a good showing for us,'' Peppers said.

Cam Newton was 20 of 32 for 228 yards and ran for 27 yards but was sacked six times by Sean McDermott's defense and overthrew an open Christian McCaffrey at the goal line with less than three minutes remaining that could have sealed the victory. McDermott was Panthers defensive coordinator for the previous six seasons before taking over as head coach of the Bills earlier this year.

''We knew the skill set of Cam Newton coming in,'' McDermott said. ''Our staff did a phenomenal job (with a game plan), and I just helped. We pressured him and confused him a little.''

Newton, who twisted his ankle in the third quarter but stayed in the game, said he can't afford to ''miss layups.''

It was the second straight week he overthrew an open receiver in the end zone.

''I'm disappointed in myself but happy for the overall team just to see how we battled to win a football game,'' Newton said. ''It wasn't pretty at all. But anytime you can get a win in this league, you take it and run with it. But I know I have to be better.''

Said coach Ron Rivera: ''It is tough to win in this league when all you do is kick field goals. But you have to give the Bills credit because they played hard.''

REPLACING OLSEN: The Panthers' offense now will have to find a way to fill in for Olsen, who is coming off three straight 1,000-yard seasons. Olsen injured his foot in the first half. He will see Dr. Robert Anderson on Monday, but said he expects to be out a while.

McCOY A NON-FACTOR: McCoy has reached the 3,000 yards receiving mark for his career. He is the fourth active running back to achieve the feat, joining Darren Sproles, Matt Forte and Frank Gore.

McCoy had 34 yards receiving on six catches but couldn't break loose for any big gains.

''I'll give them credit, their team, their defense,'' McCoy said. ''We just didn't get it done. I didn't get it done.''

GETTING HIS KICKS: Gano was locked in a kicking battle in the preseason, but is 6 for 6 on field goal attempts so far this season.

''I'm feeling pretty good,'' Gano said. ''Just trying to chop away.''

TAYLOR MOVES UP: With his 9-yard completion on the opening drive, Taylor moved into seventh place on the team's all-time passing yards list, passing Dennis Shaw (6,286). Taylor now has 6,291 passing yards.

INJURIES

Bills OT Cordy Glenn injured his ankle and did not return. Bills DT Marcell Dareus left the game briefly with an ankle injury but did return.

Olsen left in the second quarter. Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin left after taking a brutal hit to his left shoulder in the end zone from Bills FS Jordan Poyer, but did return. Two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil developed a kink in his neck before the game and didn't play. He was replaced by Tyler Larsen.

UP NEXT

Bills: Host Denver next Sunday.

Panthers: Host New Orleans next Sunday.

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CAR Panthers
- Field Goal (13 plays, 59 yards, 6:11 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 1st) S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from BUF 35 to end zone, Touchback.
-1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(15:00 - 1st) J.Stewart right guard to CAR 24 for -1 yards (S.Lawson; K.Williams).
No Gain
2 & 11 - CAR 24
(14:20 - 1st) C.Newton pass incomplete short left to G.Olsen.
+17 YD
3 & 11 - CAR 24
(14:16 - 1st) C.Newton pass short right to K.Benjamin to CAR 41 for 17 yards (T.White).
+10 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 41
(13:33 - 1st) C.Newton pass short right to G.Olsen to BUF 49 for 10 yards (J.Poyer; L.Alexander).
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 49
(12:50 - 1st) C.Newton pass incomplete short right to C.Samuel (J.Poyer).
+3 YD
2 & 10 - CAR 49
(12:45 - 1st) J.Stewart up the middle to BUF 46 for 3 yards (R.Davis; P.Brown).
+15 YD
3 & 7 - CAR 46
(11:59 - 1st) C.Newton scrambles right end to BUF 31 for 15 yards (S.Lawson).
+6 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 31
(11:08 - 1st) C.McCaffrey up the middle to BUF 25 for 6 yards (C.Thornton; P.Brown).
+5 YD
2 & 4 - CAR 25
(10:34 - 1st) J.Stewart left tackle to BUF 20 for 5 yards (L.Alexander).
+4 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 20
(9:50 - 1st) C.McCaffrey left tackle to BUF 16 for 4 yards (R.Humber).
No Gain
2 & 6 - CAR 16
(9:07 - 1st) C.Newton pass incomplete deep right to K.Benjamin (J.Poyer). CAR-K.Benjamin was injured during the play. His return is Probable.
No Gain
3 & 6 - CAR 16
(9:01 - 1st) C.Newton pass incomplete short left to D.Funchess.
Field Goal
4 & 6 - CAR 16
(8:54 - 1st) G.Gano 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.

BUF Bills
- Punt (3 plays, 9 yards, 1:06 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(8:49 - 1st) G.Gano kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone, Touchback.
No Gain
1 & 10 - BUF 25
(8:49 - 1st) L.McCoy left tackle to BUF 25 for no gain (S.Lotulelei; K.Short).
No Gain
2 & 10 - BUF 25
(8:22 - 1st) T.Taylor pass incomplete short left to Z.Jones (D.Worley) [M.Adams].
+9 YD
3 & 10 - BUF 25
(8:17 - 1st) T.Taylor pass short right to A.Holmes to BUF 34 for 9 yards (J.Bradberry).
Punt
4 & 1 - BUF 34
(7:56 - 1st) C.Schmidt punts 57 yards to CAR 9, Center-R.Ferguson. C.McCaffrey to CAR 14 for 5 yards (L.Alexander; R.Humber).

CAR Panthers
- Punt (8 plays, 41 yards, 5:18 poss)

Result Play
-1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 14
(7:43 - 1st) J.Stewart left end to CAR 13 for -1 yards (C.Thornton).
+8 YD
2 & 11 - CAR 13
(7:12 - 1st) C.Newton pass short left to K.Benjamin to CAR 21 for 8 yards (E.Gaines).
+15 YD
3 & 3 - CAR 21
(6:29 - 1st) C.Newton pass short right to D.Funchess to CAR 36 for 15 yards (J.Poyer; P.Brown).
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 36
(5:41 - 1st) C.Newton pass incomplete deep right to D.Funchess (T.White).
+10 YD
2 & 10 - CAR 36
(5:35 - 1st) C.Newton scrambles left end to CAR 46 for 10 yards (L.Johnson).
+9 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 46
(4:46 - 1st) J.Stewart right guard to BUF 45 for 9 yards (K.Williams; L.Alexander).
-2 YD
2 & 1 - CAR 45
(3:59 - 1st) J.Stewart right end to BUF 47 for -2 yards (P.Brown; L.Alexander).
+2 YD
3 & 3 - CAR 47
(3:12 - 1st) C.McCaffrey left tackle to BUF 45 for 2 yards (L.Alexander).
Punt
4 & 1 - CAR 45
(2:34 - 1st) M.Palardy punts 35 yards to BUF 10, Center-J.Jansen, fair catch by K.Clay.

BUF Bills
- Punt (3 plays, 7 yards, 2:01 poss)

Result Play
+2 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 10
(2:25 - 1st) L.McCoy right tackle to BUF 12 for 2 yards (M.Adams; J.Peppers).
+1 YD
2 & 8 - BUF 12
(1:52 - 1st) T.Taylor pass short left to L.McCoy to BUF 13 for 1 yard (K.Coleman).
+4 YD
3 & 7 - BUF 13
(1:09 - 1st) T.Taylor scrambles up the middle to BUF 17 for 4 yards (K.Coleman; L.Kuechly).
Punt
4 & 3 - BUF 17
(0:34 - 1st) C.Schmidt punts 52 yards to CAR 31, Center-R.Ferguson. C.McCaffrey pushed ob at CAR 40 for 9 yards (C.Anderson).

CAR Panthers
- Punt (6 plays, 21 yards, 3:23 poss)

Result Play
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 40
(0:24 - 1st) C.Newton pass incomplete short left to J.Stewart.
+13 YD
2 & 10 - CAR 40
(0:19 - 1st) C.Newton pass short middle to K.Benjamin to BUF 47 for 13 yards (L.Johnson).
+24 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 47
(15:00 - 2nd) C.Newton pass deep right to D.Funchess to BUF 23 for 24 yards (J.Poyer).
+1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 23
(14:22 - 2nd) J.Stewart left guard to BUF 22 for 1 yard (K.Williams; C.Thornton).
Sack
2 & 9 - CAR 22
(13:40 - 2nd) C.Newton sacked at BUF 32 for -10 yards (J.Hughes).
Sack
3 & 19 - CAR 32
(12:54 - 2nd) C.Newton sacked at BUF 39 for -7 yards (E.Yarbrough).
Punt
4 & 26 - CAR 39
(12:11 - 2nd) M.Palardy punts 37 yards to BUF 2, Center-J.Jansen, downed by CAR-C.Samuel.

BUF Bills
- Punt (6 plays, 10 yards, 3:08 poss)

Result Play
+3 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 2
(12:01 - 2nd) T.Taylor pass short left to L.McCoy to BUF 5 for 3 yards (T.Davis).
No Gain
2 & 7 - BUF 5
(11:21 - 2nd) T.Taylor pass short left to C.Clay ran ob at BUF 5 for no gain.
+12 YD
3 & 7 - BUF 5
(10:47 - 2nd) T.Taylor scrambles right end pushed ob at BUF 17 for 12 yards (M.Addison).
+3 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 17
(10:22 - 2nd) M.Tolbert up the middle to BUF 20 for 3 yards (K.Short).
+1 YD
2 & 7 - BUF 20
(9:51 - 2nd) M.Tolbert left guard to BUF 21 for 1 yard (K.Short).
+2 YD
3 & 6 - BUF 21
(9:16 - 2nd) T.Taylor pass short left to M.Tolbert pushed ob at BUF 23 for 2 yards (T.Davis). PENALTY on BUF, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 11 yards, enforced at BUF 23.
Punt
4 & 15 - BUF 12
(9:04 - 2nd) C.Schmidt punts 48 yards to CAR 40, Center-R.Ferguson. C.McCaffrey pushed ob at CAR 44 for 4 yards (D.Lacey).

CAR Panthers
- Field Goal (10 plays, 46 yards, 6:51 poss)

Result Play
+10 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 44
(8:53 - 2nd) J.Stewart left end to BUF 46 for 10 yards (J.Poyer).
+8 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 46
(8:11 - 2nd) C.Newton pass short right to C.Samuel to BUF 38 for 8 yards (K.Williams; P.Brown).
-2 YD
2 & 2 - CAR 38
(7:24 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey right guard to BUF 40 for -2 yards (L.Alexander).
+5 YD
3 & 4 - CAR 40
(6:42 - 2nd) C.Newton pass short left to K.Benjamin to BUF 35 for 5 yards (E.Gaines; J.Poyer).
Penalty
1 & 10 - CAR 35
(5:54 - 2nd) PENALTY on CAR-C.Newton, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at BUF 35 - No Play.
Penalty
1 & 15 - CAR 40
(5:28 - 2nd) C.Newton pass deep left to D.Funchess ran ob at BUF 19 for 21 yards (E.Gaines). PENALTY on CAR-D.Williams, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at BUF 40 - No Play.
+21 YD
1 & 25 - CAR 50
(5:04 - 2nd) C.Newton pass deep right to D.Funchess to BUF 29 for 21 yards (T.White).
+20 YD
2 & 4 - CAR 29
(4:17 - 2nd) C.Newton pass deep right to E.Dickson to BUF 9 for 20 yards (J.Poyer).
-1 YD
1 & 9 - CAR 9
(3:32 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey left end to BUF 10 for -1 yards (R.Humber).
+1 YD
2 & 11 - CAR 11
(2:51 - 2nd) C.Newton up the middle to BUF 10 for 1 yard (J.Hughes; K.Williams). BUF-K.Williams was injured during the play.
No Gain
3 & 10 - CAR 10
(2:11 - 2nd) C.Newton pass incomplete short right to R.Shepard (J.Poyer).
Field Goal
4 & 10 - CAR 10
(2:06 - 2nd) G.Gano 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.

BUF Bills
- Punt (3 plays, -4 yards, 0:32 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(2:02 - 2nd) G.Gano kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone, Touchback.
Sack
1 & 10 - BUF 25
(2:02 - 2nd) T.Taylor sacked at BUF 16 for -9 yards (M.Addison).
Penalty
2 & 19 - BUF 16
(1:57 - 2nd) T.Taylor pass short right to A.Holmes pushed ob at BUF 32 for 16 yards (M.Adams). PENALTY on BUF-J.Miller, Illegal Use of Hands, 8 yards, enforced at BUF 16 - No Play.
+13 YD
2 & 27 - BUF 8
(1:51 - 2nd) T.Taylor scrambles right end to BUF 21 for 13 yards (J.Bradberry).
No Gain
3 & 14 - BUF 21
(1:42 - 2nd) T.Taylor pass incomplete short right to A.Holmes.
Punt
4 & 14 - BUF 21
(1:38 - 2nd) C.Schmidt punts 41 yards to CAR 38, Center-R.Ferguson, fair catch by C.McCaffrey.

CAR Panthers
- Punt (4 plays, 1 yards, 1:24 poss)

Result Play
+10 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 38
(1:30 - 2nd) C.Newton pass short right to C.McCaffrey to CAR 48 for 10 yards (L.Alexander).
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 48
(1:13 - 2nd) C.Newton pass incomplete short left to D.Byrd (E.Gaines).
Sack
2 & 10 - CAR 48
(1:10 - 2nd) C.Newton sacked at CAR 43 for -5 yards (L.Alexander).
Penalty
3 & 15 - CAR 43
(0:31 - 2nd) C.Newton pass short right to C.McCaffrey to BUF 45 for 12 yards (R.Humber). PENALTY on CAR-D.Williams, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at CAR 43 - No Play.
+6 YD
3 & 25 - CAR 33
(0:19 - 2nd) J.Stewart right tackle to CAR 39 for 6 yards (R.Humber).
Punt
4 & 19 - CAR 39
(0:13 - 2nd) M.Palardy punts 40 yards to BUF 21, Center-J.Jansen, out of bounds.

BUF Bills
- End of Half (1 plays, -2 yards, 0:06 poss)

Result Play
-2 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 21
(0:06 - 2nd) L.McCoy up the middle to BUF 19 for -2 yards (S.Lotulelei).

BUF Bills
- Downs (6 plays, 30 yards, 2:27 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 3rd) G.Gano kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone, Touchback.
+11 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 25
(15:00 - 3rd) T.Taylor scrambles right end pushed ob at BUF 36 for 11 yards (J.Bradberry).
+11 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 36
(14:39 - 3rd) T.Taylor pass short left to L.McCoy to BUF 47 for 11 yards (K.Coleman; T.Davis).
Penalty
1 & 10 - BUF 47
(14:06 - 3rd) M.Tolbert right tackle to BUF 49 for 2 yards (S.Thompson; S.Lotulelei). PENALTY on CAR-Ch.Johnson, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at BUF 47 - No Play.
Sack
1 & 5 - BUF 48
(13:45 - 3rd) T.Taylor sacked at CAR 48 for 0 yards (J.Peppers).
+4 YD
2 & 5 - BUF 48
(13:24 - 3rd) T.Taylor right end to CAR 44 for 4 yards (J.Peppers; J.Bradberry).
No Gain
3 & 1 - BUF 44
(12:46 - 3rd) T.Taylor pass incomplete short left to P.DiMarco.
-1 YD
4 & 1 - BUF 44
(12:39 - 3rd) L.McCoy left end to CAR 45 for -1 yards (T.Davis).

CAR Panthers
- Punt (3 plays, -8 yards, 1:58 poss)

Result Play
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 46
(12:33 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey left guard to CAR 46 for no gain (M.Dareus; J.Hughes).
-2 YD
2 & 10 - CAR 46
(11:57 - 3rd) J.Stewart right tackle to CAR 44 for -2 yards (J.Hughes). PENALTY on CAR-J.Stewart, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
-1 YD
3 & 17 - CAR 39
(11:26 - 3rd) C.Newton pass short right to C.Samuel to CAR 38 for -1 yards (T.White).
Punt
4 & 18 - CAR 38
(10:50 - 3rd) M.Palardy punts 43 yards to BUF 19, Center-J.Jansen. K.Clay to BUF 21 for 2 yards (D.Mayo; C.Jones).

BUF Bills
- Punt (4 plays, 7 yards, 2:13 poss)

Result Play
+12 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 21
(10:35 - 3rd) T.Taylor pass short left to C.Clay to BUF 33 for 12 yards (L.Kuechly). FUMBLES (L.Kuechly), ball out of bounds at BUF 33.
+6 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 33
(10:15 - 3rd) L.McCoy right guard to BUF 39 for 6 yards (V.Butler).
-2 YD
2 & 4 - BUF 39
(9:45 - 3rd) L.McCoy left tackle to BUF 37 for -2 yards (M.Addison).
Sack
3 & 6 - BUF 37
(9:03 - 3rd) T.Taylor sacked at BUF 28 for -9 yards (J.Peppers).
Punt
4 & 15 - BUF 28
(8:30 - 3rd) C.Schmidt punts 43 yards to CAR 29, Center-R.Ferguson. C.McCaffrey to CAR 30 for 1 yard (A.Holmes).

CAR Panthers
- Punt (3 plays, -7 yards, 2:09 poss)

Result Play
+5 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 30
(8:22 - 3rd) J.Stewart right guard to CAR 35 for 5 yards (T.White; R.Humber).
Sack
2 & 5 - CAR 35
(7:45 - 3rd) C.Newton sacked at CAR 28 for -7 yards (S.Lawson).
Penalty
3 & 12 - CAR 28
(6:57 - 3rd) PENALTY on CAR-C.Newton, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at CAR 28 - No Play.
No Gain
3 & 17 - CAR 23
(6:33 - 3rd) C.Newton pass incomplete deep right to E.Dickson [E.Yarbrough].
Punt
4 & 17 - CAR 23
(6:23 - 3rd) M.Palardy punts 55 yards to BUF 22, Center-J.Jansen. K.Clay MUFFS catch, recovered by BUF-S.Wright at BUF 24. S.Wright to BUF 24 for no gain (J.Norris). PENALTY on BUF-T.Elston, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at BUF 24.

BUF Bills
- Punt (6 plays, 23 yards, 2:50 poss)

Result Play
No Gain
1 & 10 - BUF 14
(6:13 - 3rd) T.Taylor pass incomplete deep left to A.Holmes.
+2 YD
2 & 10 - BUF 14
(6:08 - 3rd) L.McCoy left guard to BUF 16 for 2 yards (S.Lotulelei; L.Kuechly).
+15 YD
3 & 8 - BUF 16
(5:26 - 3rd) T.Taylor pass short right to J.Matthews pushed ob at BUF 31 for 15 yards (C.Munnerlyn).
+6 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 31
(4:59 - 3rd) L.McCoy right tackle to BUF 37 for 6 yards (Ch.Johnson).
No Gain
2 & 4 - BUF 37
(4:25 - 3rd) L.McCoy up the middle to BUF 37 for no gain (T.Davis; K.Love).
No Gain
3 & 4 - BUF 37
(3:39 - 3rd) T.Taylor pass incomplete short right to Z.Jones (J.Bradberry) [Ch.Johnson].
Punt
4 & 4 - BUF 37
(3:33 - 3rd) C.Schmidt punts 56 yards to CAR 7, Center-R.Ferguson. C.McCaffrey pushed ob at CAR 18 for 11 yards (R.Humber).

CAR Panthers
- Punt (6 plays, 0 yards, 2:56 poss)

Result Play
+4 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 18
(3:23 - 3rd) C.Newton pass short left to C.McCaffrey to CAR 22 for 4 yards (R.Humber).
+3 YD
2 & 6 - CAR 22
(2:45 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey left tackle to CAR 25 for 3 yards (J.Hughes).
+14 YD
3 & 3 - CAR 25
(2:06 - 3rd) C.Newton pass short left to C.McCaffrey to CAR 39 for 14 yards (R.Humber).
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 39
(1:30 - 3rd) C.Newton pass incomplete short left to K.Benjamin (E.Gaines).
Sack
2 & 10 - CAR 39
(1:24 - 3rd) C.Newton sacked at CAR 32 for -7 yards (J.Poyer). Penalty on CAR-C.McCaffrey, Chop Block, declined.
Sack
3 & 17 - CAR 32
(1:02 - 3rd) C.Newton sacked at CAR 18 for -14 yards (J.Hughes). CAR-C.Newton was injured during the play. His return is Probable.
Punt
4 & 31 - CAR 18
(0:39 - 3rd) M.Palardy punts 39 yards to BUF 43, Center-J.Jansen, out of bounds.

BUF Bills
- Field Goal (9 plays, 30 yards, 4:18 poss)

Result Play
-7 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 43
(0:27 - 3rd) L.McCoy left tackle to BUF 36 for -7 yards (S.Thompson).
+4 YD
2 & 17 - BUF 36
(15:00 - 4th) L.McCoy up the middle to BUF 40 for 4 yards (Ch.Johnson).
+14 YD
3 & 13 - BUF 40
(14:28 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short middle to J.Matthews to CAR 46 for 14 yards (M.Adams).
+1 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 46
(13:53 - 4th) M.Tolbert right tackle to CAR 45 for 1 yard (J.Peppers).
+11 YD
2 & 9 - BUF 45
(13:16 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short middle to C.Clay to CAR 34 for 11 yards (J.Bradberry) [L.Kuechly].
+1 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 34
(12:36 - 4th) L.McCoy right guard to CAR 33 for 1 yard (J.Peppers).
No Gain
2 & 9 - BUF 33
(12:03 - 4th) T.Taylor pass incomplete short middle to L.McCoy.
+6 YD
3 & 9 - BUF 33
(11:58 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short right to L.McCoy to CAR 27 for 6 yards (T.Davis).
Field Goal
4 & 3 - BUF 27
(11:15 - 4th) S.Hauschka 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Ferguson, Holder-C.Schmidt.

CAR Panthers
- Field Goal (15 plays, 73 yards, 8:34 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(11:09 - 4th) S.Hauschka kicks 65 yards from BUF 35 to end zone, Touchback.
+6 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(11:09 - 4th) C.Newton pass short left to R.Shepard to CAR 31 for 6 yards (R.Humber; P.Brown).
No Gain
2 & 4 - CAR 31
(10:31 - 4th) C.Newton pass incomplete deep right to D.Funchess.
+6 YD
3 & 4 - CAR 31
(10:25 - 4th) C.Newton pass short left to C.McCaffrey to CAR 37 for 6 yards (J.Poyer).
+8 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 37
(9:48 - 4th) C.Newton pass short right to D.Funchess to CAR 45 for 8 yards (J.Poyer).
+4 YD
2 & 2 - CAR 45
(9:10 - 4th) J.Stewart right tackle to CAR 49 for 4 yards (S.Lawson; T.White). Amini Silatolu reports as eligible
-1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 49
(8:31 - 4th) C.McCaffrey up the middle to CAR 48 for -1 yards (T.White).
+18 YD
2 & 11 - CAR 48
(7:49 - 4th) C.Newton pass short middle to K.Benjamin to BUF 34 for 18 yards (J.Poyer).
+6 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 34
(7:06 - 4th) C.Newton pass short left to E.Dickson to BUF 28 for 6 yards (E.Gaines).
+2 YD
2 & 4 - CAR 28
(6:27 - 4th) C.Newton right end to BUF 26 for 2 yards (L.Alexander). Amini Silatolu reports as eligible
+4 YD
3 & 2 - CAR 26
(5:44 - 4th) J.Stewart up the middle to BUF 22 for 4 yards (R.Humber).
+16 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 22
(4:58 - 4th) C.Newton pass short left to K.Benjamin to BUF 6 for 16 yards (E.Gaines; J.Poyer).
Penalty
1 & 6 - CAR 6
(4:11 - 4th) C.Newton pass incomplete short left to K.Benjamin. PENALTY on BUF-E.Gaines, Defensive Pass Interference, 5 yards, enforced at BUF 6 - No Play.
-2 YD
1 & 1 - CAR 1
(4:06 - 4th) J.Stewart up the middle to BUF 3 for -2 yards (S.Lawson; K.Williams). Amini Silatolu reports as eligible Taylor Moton reports as eligible
+1 YD
2 & 3 - CAR 3
(3:22 - 4th) J.Stewart right tackle to BUF 2 for 1 yard (R.Humber; P.Brown).
No Gain
3 & 2 - CAR 2
(2:43 - 4th) C.Newton pass incomplete short right to C.McCaffrey.
Field Goal
4 & 2 - CAR 2
(2:38 - 4th) G.Gano 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.

BUF Bills
- Downs (11 plays, 42 yards, 2:26 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(2:35 - 4th) G.Gano kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone, Touchback.
+6 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 25
(2:35 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short left to L.McCoy to BUF 31 for 6 yards (D.Worley).
+6 YD
2 & 4 - BUF 31
(2:10 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short left to Z.Jones to BUF 37 for 6 yards (C.Munnerlyn).
+1 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 37
(2:00 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short right to J.Matthews to BUF 38 for 1 yard (J.Bradberry).
+12 YD
2 & 9 - BUF 38
(1:39 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short left to Z.Jones pushed ob at 50 for 12 yards (D.Worley).
+2 YD
1 & 10 - BUF 50
(1:33 - 4th) T.Taylor scrambles left end pushed ob at CAR 48 for 2 yards (T.Davis).
+7 YD
2 & 8 - BUF 48
(1:26 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short middle to L.McCoy to CAR 41 for 7 yards (M.Addison).
+9 YD
3 & 1 - BUF 41
(1:06 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short left to A.Holmes pushed ob at CAR 32 for 9 yards (D.Worley).
Penalty
1 & 10 - BUF 32
(1:01 - 4th) T.Taylor pass short left to A.Holmes ran ob at CAR 22 for 10 yards. PENALTY on BUF-A.Holmes, Offensive Pass Interference, 10 yards, enforced at CAR 32 - No Play.
+4 YD
1 & 20 - BUF 42
(0:53 - 4th) T.Taylor scrambles right end to CAR 38 for 4 yards (L.Kuechly).
No Gain
2 & 16 - BUF 38
(0:30 - 4th) T.Taylor pass incomplete deep right to Z.Jones.
+5 YD
3 & 16 - BUF 38
(0:23 - 4th) T.Taylor scrambles right guard to CAR 33 for 5 yards (L.Kuechly).
No Gain
4 & 11 - BUF 33
(0:14 - 4th) T.Taylor pass incomplete deep right to Z.Jones.

CAR Panthers
- End of Game (1 plays, -1 yards, 0:09 poss)

Result Play
-1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 33
(0:09 - 4th) C.Newton kneels to CAR 32 for -1 yards. Amini Silatolu and Taylor Moton reports as eligible
Key Players
T. Taylor 5 QB
125 PaYds, 55 RuYds
10
FPTS
C. Newton 1 QB
228 PaYds, 27 RuYds
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:35
G.Gano 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.
15
plays
73
yds
8:34
pos
3
9
Field Goal 11:09
S.Hauschka 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Ferguson, Holder-C.Schmidt.
9
plays
30
yds
4:18
pos
3
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:02
G.Gano 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.
10
plays
46
yds
6:51
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:49
G.Gano 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Jansen, Holder-M.Palardy.
13
plays
59
yds
6:11
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 21:07 38:53
1st Downs 10 19
Rushing 2 6
Passing 8 12
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 4-13 7-16
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 176 255
Total Plays 51 66
Avg Gain 3.5 3.9
Net Yards Rushing 69 77
Rush Attempts 23 28
Avg Rush Yards 3.0 2.8
Net Yards Passing 107 178
Comp. - Att. 17-25 20-32
Yards Per Pass 4.3 5.6
Penalties - Yards 5-44 6-40
Touchdowns 0 0
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 6-49.5 6-41.5
Return Yards 2 30
Punts - Returns 2-2 5-30
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Red Zone Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-3 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-2 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bills 1-1 00033
Panthers 2-0 33039
107 PASS YDS 178
69 RUSH YDS 77
176 TOTAL YDS 255
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Taylor 5 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68% 125 0 0 79.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68% 125 0 0 79.6
T. Taylor 17/25 125 0 0 10
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Taylor 5 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 55 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 55 0
T. Taylor 8 55 0 13 10
L. McCoy 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 9 0
L. McCoy 12 9 0 6 3
M. Tolbert 35 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
M. Tolbert 3 5 0 3 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. McCoy 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 34 0
L. McCoy 7 6 34 0 11 3
J. Matthews 87 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 30 0
J. Matthews 3 3 30 0 15 3
C. Clay 85 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 23 0
C. Clay 3 3 23 0 12 2
A. Holmes 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 18 0
A. Holmes 4 2 18 0 9 1
Z. Jones 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 18 0
Z. Jones 6 2 18 0 12 1
M. Tolbert 35 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
M. Tolbert 1 1 2 0 2 0
P. DiMarco 42 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
P. DiMarco 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Humber 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
R. Humber 7-4 0.0 0 0
J. Poyer 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 1.0
J. Poyer 7-4 1.0 0 0
L. Alexander 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 1.0
L. Alexander 6-4 1.0 0 0
T. White 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
T. White 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Hughes 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
J. Hughes 4-2 2.0 0 0
E. Gaines 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
E. Gaines 2-2 0.0 0 0
L. Johnson 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
L. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Lawson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.0
S. Lawson 2-3 1.0 0 0
C. Anderson 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Anderson 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Holmes 18 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Holmes 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Thornton 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
C. Thornton 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Lacey 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Lacey 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Yarbrough 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
E. Yarbrough 1-0 1.0 0 0
P. Brown 52 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-7 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-7 0 0.0
P. Brown 0-7 0.0 0 0
M. Dareus 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Dareus 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Davis 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Davis 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-6 0 0.0
K. Williams 0-6 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Hauschka 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
1/1 0/0
S. Hauschka 1/1 45 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Schmidt 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 49.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 49.5 2
C. Schmidt 6 49.5 2 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Clay 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 1.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 1.0 2 0
K. Clay 2 1.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Newton 1 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 228 0 0 83.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 228 0 0 83.9
C. Newton 20/32 228 0 0 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Stewart 28 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 40 0
J. Stewart 15 40 0 10 4
C. Newton 1 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 27 0
C. Newton 5 27 0 15 11
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 10 0
C. McCaffrey 8 10 0 6 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Benjamin 13 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 77 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 77 0
K. Benjamin 8 6 77 0 18 7
D. Funchess 17 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 68 0
D. Funchess 7 4 68 0 24 6
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 34 0
C. McCaffrey 5 4 34 0 14 4
E. Dickson 84 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 26 0
E. Dickson 3 2 26 0 20 2
G. Olsen 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
G. Olsen 2 1 10 0 10 1
C. Samuel 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 7 0
C. Samuel 3 2 7 0 8 0
R. Shepard 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 6 0
R. Shepard 2 1 6 0 6 0
J. Stewart 28 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
J. Stewart 1 0 0 0 0 4
D. Byrd 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
D. Byrd 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Davis 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
T. Davis 5-2 0.0 0 0
J. Bradberry 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Bradberry 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Peppers 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
J. Peppers 4-2 2.0 0 0
M. Addison 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
M. Addison 4-0 1.0 0 0
L. Kuechly 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
L. Kuechly 3-2 0.0 0 1
D. Worley 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Worley 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Munnerlyn 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Munnerlyn 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Johnson 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Short 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Short 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Lotulelei 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
S. Lotulelei 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Coleman 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
K. Coleman 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Norris 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Norris 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Adams 1-1 0.0 0 0
V. Butler 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Green-Thompson 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Green-Thompson 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Love 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Love 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 42 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Mayo 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Mayo 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Gano 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
3/3 0/0
G. Gano 3/3 34 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Palardy 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 41.5 2
M. Palardy 6 41.5 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 6.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 6.0 11 0
C. McCaffrey 5 6.0 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:49 BUF 25 1:06 3 9 Punt
2:25 BUF 10 2:01 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:01 BUF 2 3:08 6 10 Punt
2:02 BUF 25 0:32 3 -4 Punt
0:06 BUF 21 0:06 1 -2 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BUF 25 2:27 6 30 Downs
10:35 BUF 21 2:13 4 7 Punt
6:13 BUF 14 2:50 6 23 Punt
0:27 BUF 43 4:18 9 30 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:35 BUF 25 2:26 11 42 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 25 6:11 13 59 FG
7:43 CAR 14 5:18 8 41 Punt
0:24 CAR 40 3:23 6 21 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:53 CAR 44 6:51 10 46 FG
1:30 CAR 38 1:24 4 1 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:33 CAR 46 1:58 3 -8 Punt
8:22 CAR 30 2:09 3 -7 Punt
3:23 CAR 18 2:56 6 0 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:09 CAR 25 8:34 15 73 FG
0:09 CAR 33 0:09 1 -1 Game