Panthers' Weakened Offense, Defense Give Up Win To Ravens

Sep 29, 2014

The Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, 38-10.

Coach Ron Rivera was vocal about his disappointment.

The Panthers' offense was weakened to begin with. Two running backs were sidelined with injuries before the game, and DeAngelo Williams injured his ankle during a rush in the first half.

Rivera said that's no excuse.

“It doesn't matter who the running back is; we've still got to block,” Rivera said. “And we're going to be looking to do some things differently and do things the right way.”

Quarterback Cam Newton is still recovering from a pre-season injury. He had two rushes for seven yards. That's tied for a career-low for Newton. He completed just 14 of 25 passes for 197 yards.

The Panthers will be home next Sunday. They'll host the Chicago Bears.