Panthers vs. Bills: Postgame Grades, Notes and Quotes for Carolina

August 15, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

They may have started the game looking rusty and unprepared, but the Carolina Panthers eventually found their groove in their first preseason game of the season, coming out on top over the Buffalo Bills by the score of 25-24.
The first-team offense started out poorly, gaining only 16 yards and punting twice on their first two drives. Coach Ron Rivera opted to let his starters stay in for the first series of the second quarter, however, and they responded with a seven-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to salvage the day for the offensive starters.
Overall, all three quarterbacks for the Panthers—Cam Newton, Derek Anderson and Joe Webb—led their respective units on scoring drives, each throwing a touchdown as the first-, second- and third-string offenses all managed to play decently against what promises to be a very difficult defense from Buffalo.
Carolina’s defense started out strongly but dropped off a bit once players like Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis sa...

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