Panthers SS Chris Harris thought he was going to be able to play, but must have aggravated his sore knee in warm-ups. Unfortunately, it came after they announced inactives, so they were a man short.
After one drive each, it didn't look like it would matter.
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The Panthers logged a perfect first drive, a 13-play, 70-yard march that ate 8:06 worth of clock.
Once they finally decided to give the ball to DeAngelo Williams rather than Jonathan Stewart (4-for-10 yards), they punched it in on Williams 11-yard reverse-field dash.
The defense looked ready to prove a point, stopping the Eagles after one first down. For them, that's a massive improvement over the preseason.