Panthers TE Olsen leaves game with foot injury

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The Panthers had three sacks, two by Julius Peppers in his first home game since re-signing with them.

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen walked to the locker room in the closing moments of the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Trailing by six with two minutes to play, Tyrod Taylor led the Bills down the field on what looked like to be a potential game-winning drive, but failed to convert on 4-and-11. He was terrific in Carolina's 9-3 win over Buffalo, which pushed the Panthers to 2-0 on the season.

Quarterback Cam Newton is coming off a shoulder surgery and is not in his best shape which became clear when the Panthers limited him in Thursday's practice. The Bills and Panthers meet in Week 2.

The Bills were outgained 193-39 in the first half, but only trailed 6-0 due to their defense.

Taylor finished with just 125 yards passing but was also the Bills leading rusher with 55 yards on the ground. He is the fourth active running back to achieve the feat, joining Darren Sproles, Matt Forte and Frank Gore.

And it's 6-0, on a pair of Graham Gano field goals.

Rookie receiver Zay Jones was open but Taylor's pass went off his hands and fell incomplete as Buffalo dips to 1-1 on the year. He was part of a defense that once again ruled the day for Carolina, making up for a Panthers offense that never dented the end zone and was frustrating to watch for the team's fans for most of the afternoon.

Bills OT Cordy Glenn injured his ankle and did not return.



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