Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart went through pregame warmups in uniform, but his Achilles’ tendon injury forced him to the sideline for the game.
QB Matt Moore completed two 20-yard-plus passes and led a touchdown drive in an effort to win the Panthers’ backup job.
Panthers T Jeff Otah limped off the field at one point, but he was okay at the end of the game.
New Panthers LS J.J. Jansen made a poor snap on a field goal try, which coach John Fox blamed on the baseball infield at LandShark Stadium.
Three different Panthers punt returners either fumbled or muffed the ball.
The Wildcat was used to good effect by the Dolphins.
Miami reserve RB Lex Hilliard had a 39-yard touchdown run as part of his second strong preseason game.
Undrafted rookie Chris Williams mishandled a punt for the second straight week, which should hurt his chances of making the Dolphins.
The Dolphins gained 141 yards on the ground, thanks in part to an increased workload for RB Ronnie Brown.
Dolphins coach Tony Sparano was pleased by the performance of his interior defense.