– The Bills got six sacks of Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.
“I’ll give them credit, their team, their defense”, McCoy said.
The injury occurred while Olsen was running a route and felt something pop in his foot. The Saints rank third in total offense with 386.5 yards a game, and the Patriots rank first with 463 a game. It changed possession and cemented the Carolina Panthers’ 9-3 victory. “That happens. Everything is not going to be ideal”. He has not missed a start since 2011 or a game since his rookie year of 2007. McCaffrey could also be used as a weapon through the air, getting four catches for 34 yards against Buffalo, he could be thrown into the mix of receivers who see more action with Olsen gone. They only averaged 3 yards a carry and they really didn’t get it going until that final drive of the game. He can line up in the slot, out wide, and line up along the offensive line to block. “I thought he did some good things even though he did some bad things”.
The three-time Pro Bowler is expected to miss most of the remaining games of the season and his absence could be a huge blow to the Panthers offense.
Carolina (2-0) had a chance to put the game away before Gano’s 20-yard field goal with 2:35 remaining. Olsen previous year became the first National Football League tight end to post three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Sunday’s game will feature head coach Sean McDermott along with Kaelin Clay, Mike Tolbert, Leonard Johnson, and Joe Webb go against their former team.
Defense ruled the day for both teams, as indicated by the dearth of points on the scoreboard at game’s end.
More importantly, the Panthers will need to find a way to replace Olsen’s productivity.
“The scoreboard kind of speaks for itself”, Addison said.
With the Bills facing another stout defense in week three when the Broncos come to town, this unit has some significant issues to iron out.
“Unfortunately, there are still a couple of things that Matt still has to get used to in terms of protections, the way we do protections”, said Rivera on Monday afternoon. He rushed for 55 yards on eight attempts. Olsen was injured in the first half of Sunday’s contest with Buffalo. That ended on a failed fourth-and-1 conversion from the Panthers 44. McCoy managed just 9 yards on 12 carries and six catches for 34 yards a week after he had 110 yards rushing and 49 receiving.
“I don’t know that’s exactly true”, Dennison said. “I am used to defenses stacking the box”. That’s what I expect going forward. In every other game he’s ever played he’s had 71 yards or fewer and has been just as touchdown dependent as Benjamin.