Panthers TE Olsen leaves game with foot injury

Rosalie Stanley
September 18, 2017

The Panthers changed that status to begin the second half when Olsen returned to the sideline on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his right foot.

Olsen made one catch for 10 yards in the first quarter Sunday.

Even then, the Panthers needed a bit of luck, which they got Sunday as Buffalo wide receiver Zay Jones dropped a pass at the Carolina 2 with nine seconds left.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers relied on relentless defense and three Graham Gano field goals in a 9-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium.

The outcome spoiled the homecoming for first-year Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who spent the past six seasons as Carolina's defensive coordinator.

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Carolina led 6-3 and had a 1st-and-goal from the 1-yard line with less than five minutes remaining, but couldn't punch the ball in after two stuffed runs and an overthrow by Cam Newton to a wide-open Christian McCaffrey at the goalline. Buffalo only allowed 255 yards against a strong Panthers offense.

But the Panthers wound up with field goals instead of touchdowns, and the pressure eventually started to get to them.

Carolina, on the other hand, had at least one play in Buffalo territory on all but one of their first half drives.

Following Carolina's 9-3 win, Olsen confirmed he suffered a broken foot.

Newton passed for 228, while chipping in 27 of the team's 77 rushing yards. The Panthers face the visiting New Orleans Saints next week.

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