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NFL Week 2: Carolina Panthers Vs. Buffalo Bills Live Thread


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.

Leave a comment below, hang out with us, vent your frustrations throughout the game and hopefully celebrate a Panthers win. If not, be prepared for the sky to fall and Twitter to break in the Carolinas.

 

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  • Catman

    Interestingly enough, Jonathan Stewart is my tailback on FB fantasy league

  • Catman

    ….stared Smith down that time too but got the gain

  • Catman

    VERY nice pass to Ginn – maybe Cam’s finally getting in a rhythm

  • Catman

    nice idea – swing pass to avoid the rush – but Tolbert’s hardly a game-breaker

  • Joey Riollano

    good to see them go down field though

  • Catman

    Cam’s footwork is still not getting better – I’m beginning to think there are coaching issues at work too, Joey.

  • Catman

    He’s stepping all wrong

  • Catman

    throwing off that back foot like he’s done forever

  • Catman

    GET OUT OF BOUNDS, MIKE! HELLO!

  • Joey Riollano

    we need this drive

  • Catman

    no picks Cam no picks

  • Catman

    watch the fade route

  • Joey Riollano

    no turnovers

  • Joey Riollano

    back shoulder

  • Catman

    TOUCHDOWN GREG OLSON!!!!!!!!!!

  • Catman

    NICE two-minute drill….90 yard drive ends in a TD!

  • Joey Riollano

    Finally. Now we can build on that in the 2nd half

  • Joey Riollano

    Great drive

  • Brandon

    Man, that was a rough half for the offense but hopefully that last drive will get them going. Defense still looks good though!

  • Brandon

    They’ve got to be a little bit more disciplined with their rush. Those draw plays are killing us.

  • Joey Riollano

    Offensive line was awful. Defense got lucky.

  • Catman

    Well, we’re up 7-3 at the half…my 17-6 prediction looks right in line SO far…

  • Catman

    …but I remember the Super Bowl vs. the Pats. everyone waited until the second half then ka-WHAM….

  • Catman

    It’s BEASON not BEASLEY, stupid announcer…

  • Joey Riollano

    see the shot on johnson by captain

  • Catman

    …and again, Charles Godfrey A) can’t cover and B) can’t tackle. Other than that, he’s a great safety….

  • Brandon

    Norman not looking good.

  • Catman

    ugh, and they can get a first down w/o getting a TD, and now Josh Norman is down…..

  • Joey Riollano

    we are dropping like flies

  • Catman

    This is gonna sound bad, but Garry Williams’ injury from last isn’t a bad thing…

  • Catman

    from last week I mean. He is horrible.

  • Catman

    looks like Norman is just shaken up – let’s hope that’s all, I like that kid….

  • Catman

    Johnson’s back in

  • Catman

    a Barry Sanders-esque run by C.J.

  • Catman

    oh heck – face mask

  • Catman

    can you believe this?!?!?!?!?

  • Catman

    grabbed his shoulder pads not the face mask, too….sheesh.

  • Catman

    First good play Godfrey has made today and couldn’t have come at a better time!

  • Catman

    and HE is down now! Cripes!

  • Joey Riollano

    another one bites the dust

  • Joey Riollano

    I hope the Bills are just better than we give them credit for

  • Catman

    Godfrey’s on the cart. Not a good sign.

  • Catman

    Manuel had no sacks no turnovers in his first game – I think they’re better than we think, just inexperienced.

  • Catman

    Okay this FG better be it for their scoring today!

  • Catman

    DOH! All heart patients please turn off this game immediately….

  • Catman

    defensive P.I.?

  • Joey Riollano

    gotta run it

  • Joey Riollano

    mario is suoer

  • Catman

    Super Mario with his 4th sack – incredible. Actually he was up against Byron Bell, so not incredible.

  • Catman

    Man the O-line really is a disaster