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Panthers-Bills Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-09-12 11:14

CAROLINA (0-1) At BUFFALO (0-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 2-1/2

2013 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 0-1; Buffalo 1-0

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 4-1

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Panthers 20-9, Oct. 25, 2009

LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Seahawks 12-7; Bills lost to Patriots 23-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 23; Bills No. 28

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (5), PASS (30)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (11), PASS (22)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (4), PASS (28)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (30), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rare meeting between non-conference opponents with Panthers making fourth trip to Orchard Park, where they are 1-2. ... Panthers haven't had winning record since closing 2008 season at 12-4. They're attempting to avoid fourth 0-2 start in five years. ... QB Cam Newton managed career-low 125 yards passing against Seattle in first game under coordinator Mike Shula. ... With 8,045 career yards passing, Newton first NFL player with 8,000 yards passing, 40 TDs passing (41), 1,000 yards rushing (1,485) and 20 TDs rushing (22) in first 33 games. ... Since Week 9 of last season, Newton has 6-4 record with 20 TDs (15 passing, five rushing) and only four interceptions. ... Defense has not allowed more than 70 yards rushing in past five games dating to last season, a stretch in which Panthers are giving up 57 yards per game. ... By sacking Russell Wilson last week, DE Charles Johnson upped his career total to 44 since 2007. He has 30 1/2 sacks in his past 39 games. ... LB Luke Kuechly, last year's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, had 10 tackles last week, giving him a league-best 173 since the start of last season. ... Bills rookie coach Doug Marrone attempting to avoid becoming fifth of past six Buffalo coaches to open first season 0-2. Chan Gailey went 0-8 in 2010. Dick Jauron went 1-1 in 2006. Mike Mularkey (2004) and Gregg Williams (2001) both opened 0-4. And Wade Phillips went 0-3 in 1998. ... QB EJ Manuel went 18 of 27 for 150 yards and two TDs in becoming first Buffalo rookie to start opener since Joe Ferguson in 1973. ... Manuel's 27 passing attempts were second most by NFL rookie in Week 1 debut without interception or sack. Baltimore's Joe Flacco went 15 of 29 for 129 yards in 2007 Week 1 win over Cincinnati, according to STATS LLC. ... Buffalo's 22:17 time of possession against Patriots fewest by team since 22:08 in 27-11 loss to Jets on Nov. 6, 2011. ... Bills allowed Patriots to convert 11 of 20 third-down chances - most third-down conversions allowed by Buffalo in regulation since Tennessee had 11 of 17 in 41-17 win on Nov. 15, 2009. ... Bills are 7-19 since opening 2011 season at 5-2.

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