The Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills are set to square off. Each team is looking to even their record at 1-1, but one will leave Ralph Wilson Stadium with the difficult task of having to dig themselves out of an 0-2.
For the Panthers this is as close to a must-win game as you can find in Week 2. A loss would send panic across the Carolinas and the call for Ron Rivera to lose his job would be at a fever pitch. Perception is everything in the NFL and despite losing at home in Week 1 to Seattle it was largely forgiven due to the Seahawks being regarded as a top team. That isn’t the case with the Bills who are starting a rookie quarterback and have low expectations this season.
Buffalo is banged up in the secondary and will be without safety Jairus Byrd once again. Last week Carolina didn’t look to get vertical enough, but that shouldn’t be the case against the Bills. The opportunity is there for Cam Newton and the offense to have a breakout game.
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