Despite pass push, Panthers secondary struggling

Updated: October 4, 2012, 5:33 AM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers believe they've found a pass rush. Now they just need to shore up their secondary.

Despite Carolina's 12 sacks on the season -- including a franchise-record seven against Atlanta last Sunday -- the defensive backfield remains an issue.

The Panthers are giving up 259 yards passing a game. And they allowed Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to throw for 369 yards and three touchdowns in a heartbreaking 30-28 loss, including a 59-yard completion to Roddy White ...

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