Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen confirms broken right foot

This performance led to a much more dysfunctional offense than during their Week 1 win against the New York Jets, when the Bills led the National Football League in rushing yards (190). "I just felt something in my foot". The Panthers had to kick field goals from the Bills' 16, 10, and two-yard lines.

"I was running a route and I just stepped and I just fell", Olsen said. "That happens. Everything is not going to be ideal". They would have preferred Newton took the entire day off, a routine coach Ron Rivera affords other Carolina veterans three days before games. Sadly it was typical Bills: Didn't play great, had a chance to win.

The offence scored on four of five first-half possessions, all short-field drives set up by a meddlesome defence, as the Bucs shot out to a 26-0 halftime lead in their season opener, and an eventual 29-7 victory over the Chicago Bears.

McDermott would not lay blame as to whether Taylor needed to make a better throw or if Jones should have made the catch. "We know we're a good defense, but we can get better". Glenn, who was replaced by rookie tackle Dion Dawkins, was limited throughout the preseason by a foot injury and did not play last week against the Jets. They knew Buffalo would align its defense in a manner that left large gaps in the middle of the field, and called the game so that receivers could do damage there and were productive.

"The close ones in the (2016) season didn't go in our favor", Carolina cornerback Daryl Worley said.

Carolina is back home in week three as they start division play against the 0-2 New Orleans Saints and without his number one target now, things got a lot harder for Cam Newton to get into the end zone.

- Carolina's sacks of Bills QB Tyrod Taylor were recorded by defensive end Mario Addison, his first of the campaign and 37-year-old end Julius Peppers, who got two and now has 2 ½ on the season.

The defense is another story under McDermott, the former defensive coordinator of the Panthers. What else is a coach staff going to say?

Meanwhile, McDermott's defense was stout as well.

Newton looked to Funchess early, hitting him for 15 yards from deep in Carolina territory during the first quarter, and then he came back to him for a 24-yard completion to open the second quarter.

The Panthers haven't yet disclosed how long he'll be sidelined for, but fractured feet typically have a recovery time of around six to eight weeks.

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