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Friday, August 8, 2014
Observation Deck: Carolina Panthers

By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A goal-line stand by the first-team defense. An amazing touchdown catch by first-round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin. No sacks given up by left tackle candidate Byron Bell. A recovered onside kick.

Short of quarterback Cam Newton suiting up and a victory, the Carolina Panthers got about all they could out of Friday night's 20-18 loss to the Buffalo Bills

Here are some other thoughts on the Panthers' first preseason game of the year: