Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen Broke His Foot Against The Bills

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The Bills and Panthers meet in Week 2.

When he emerged the Panthers were holding onto a 6-3 lead in a game they had dominated.

While the Panthers still have playmakers like Kelvin Benjamin on the outside and Christian McCaffery out of the backfield, Olsen was a reliable, consistent, and comfortable target for Cam Newton.

But the Panthers (2-0) survived for a 9-3 win primarily because of a defense that has allowed only two field goals in the first two games.

Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen Broke His Foot Against The Bills
Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen Broke His Foot Against The Bills

Tight end Greg Olsen confirmed to reporters after the game that he had suffered a broken foot and will visit with a doctor on Monday to find out about a timetable for return. 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.

LeSean McCoy rushed 12 times for nine yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers, adding six receptions for 34 yards. Overall, the Bills' offense gained only 39 net yards on 16 plays in the first half - and 176 yards for the entire game. Buffalo had three first-half sacks of Newton, including one that took the Panthers out of field goal range.

But Tyrod Taylor's offense couldn't complete the comeback Sunday, with his fourth-down pass going off the finger tips of rookie Zay Jones, who was open but overthrown.

Bills OT Cordy Glenn injured his ankle and did not return. He had one catch for 10 yards at the time of Sunday's injury as the Panthers held a 6-0 lead. The Panthers face the visiting New Orleans Saints next week.

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