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Panthers staring down depleted Bills secondary

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The Panthers needed to fix their passing game this week, and the Bills offer a chance.

The Bills will be without safety Jairus Byrd and cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Ron Brooks, but the Panthers didn’t look like the kind of team that could take advantage a week ago.

Against the Seahawks, Cam Newton completed one pass to a non-Steve Smith wideout, a 10-yarder to Ted Ginn. They at least kept all their receivers active, giving former Giants wideout Domenik Hixon a uniform after he was down last week.

Getting the ball downfield more will be a priority for the Panthers, but eclipsing last week’s 5.4 yards per attempt shouldn’t be that hard.

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2 Responses to “Panthers staring down depleted Bills secondary”
  1. EJ says: Sep 15, 2013 12:33 PM

    Buffalo’s defensive backfield is almost all back-ups besides Aaron Williams. The Panthers will probably strike hard with the passing game, but then again, those same DB’s held Tom Brady and company to 29/52 for 288 yards, 2 td’s, 1 interception and 1 fumble. It was also one of those Safety’s(Searcy) who returned that fumble 74 yards for a td. Depleted secondary… yes, but they still play with plenty of heart.

  2. ralphwilsonisrich says: Sep 15, 2013 12:36 PM

    Ole Jarius you not Butch Byrd. All time interception leader for the Bills never missed a game.

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