PAN­THERS, 20-13

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - WEEK 2 MATCH UP - Bills QB Ty­rod Tay­lor.

Con­sen­sus line: Pan­thers by 71⁄ Pre­dic­tion: This will be a home­com­ing for Bills coach Sean McDer­mott and GM Bran­don Beane, who both came to Buf­falo from Carolina. McDer­mott was the Pan­thers’ de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor and has some in­sights on their per­son­nel and strat­egy. QB Cam New­ton is hop­ing to re­gain his 2015 form, when he led


the Pan­thers to the Su­per Bowl. Last year, he com­pleted an alarm­ingly low 52.9 per­cent of his passes. RBs Chris­tian McCaffrey and Jonathan Ste­wart could strug­gle to gain ground vs. the Bills, so New­ton will have to tar­get his wide­outs a bit more. It will be in­trigu­ing to see how Bills QB Ty­rod Tay­lor han­dles the pass rush and a hos­tile crowd.

uS­TART: Pan­thers QB Cam New­ton. Show­ing no signs of be­ing in­jured, New­ton fin­ished with 171 yards and two touch­down passes in Week 1. He was ef­fi­cient in the pocket and didn’t try to make big plays with his legs.

uSIT: Tay­lor was pro­duc­tive against the Jets. He fin­ished with 224 pass­ing yards, 38 rush­ing yards and two pass­ing TDs. This week, the matchup is a tough one on the road against a Pan­thers sec­ondary that al­lowed just 5.5 yards per re­cep­tion in Week 1.

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