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Carolina Panthers (2-1)

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vs. Dal
W 16-8
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@ Atl
L 24-31
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vs. Cin
W 31-21
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vs. NYG
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@ Was
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Bengals run defense stumbles in 31-21 loss to Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Cincinnati Bengals had limited their first two opponents to 141 rushing yards. That made what happened in their third game all the more surprising.

Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-best 184 yards and the Panthers piled up 230 yards on the ground and got two rushing scores from Cam Newton on Sunday in a 31-21 victory .

"This is a different style of offense and attack and you've got to adjust and morph and play it and make sure we stay sound in it and play it all the time," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "We had moments where we played it perfectly. Then we had others where we didn't."

NFC South Division
Tampa Bay 2001.000
New Orleans 210.667
Carolina 210.667
Atlanta 120.333
Full Standings
Pass Yds: C. Newton646
Pass TDs: C. Newton5
Rush Yds: C. McCaffrey271
Rush TDs: C. Newton3
Rec Yds: D. Funchess185
Rec TDs: C. Anderson1
Int: D. Jackson3
Sacks: M. Addison2.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1109 (13)
Passing Yards: 646 (26)
Rushing Yards: 498 (1)
Points per game: 23.7 (13)
Yards per game: 369.7 (15)
Touchdowns: 9 (10)
Field Goals: 3 (26)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 1070 (21)
Passing Yards: 794 (18)
Rushing Yards: 330 (18)
Points per game: 20.0 (12)
Yards per game: 356.7 (19)
Touchdowns: 8 (23)
Field Goals: 1 (4)
Date Player Transactions
9/22 J. Hawkins active/prac. squad
9/21 D. Searcy on IR concussion
9/12 C. Clark signed/unrest FA
9/12 D. Williams on IR right knee
9/11 D. White pract. squad add
9/11 D. Southward pract. squad del
9/11 K. Norton pract. squad add
9/10 K. Allen pract. squad del
9/6 J. Sirles cut
9/6 C. Cook pract. squad add
Date Player Status
9/23 D. Byrd knee (Questionable)
9/23 D. Jackson groin (Questionable)
9/23 G. Olsen foot (Out)
9/23 C. Samuel illness (Out)
9/23 T. Turner concussion (Out)
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