Panthers TE Greg Olsen on crutches after foot injury
Sep 18 2017
McDermott was Panthers defensive coordinator for the previous six seasons before taking over as head coach of the Bills earlier this year.
The Panthers lead the Bills 6-0 in the 2nd half.
NOTES: The Panthers lost TE Greg Olsen to a first-half injured right foot.
Fantasy Impact Olsen originally left the game with a foot injury and was probable to return, but he was eventually ruled out.
The Bills opened their season with a 12-21 win over the New York Jets while the Panthers posted a comfortable 23-3 win over the San Fransico 49ers.
Cam Newton had offseason shoulder injury, and this could not have felt good. Newton finished with just 171 passing yards but did throw for two scores.
Stephen Hauschka's 45-yard field goal with 11:09 remaining brought the Bills within 6-3.
It didn't help the Panthers offense that center Ryan Kalil didn't play, although he was dressed, after reportedly waking up on Sunday with a sore neck.
Taylor is now 3-9 in his career with a chance to lead Buffalo on a game-winning drive.
Buffalo's late traction on offense followed a performance of less than 40-total yards in the first-half and zero-points through three quarters. Panthers C Ryan Kalil (sore neck) did not play and was replaced Tyler Larsen. With K Graham Gano winning the kicking job, the Panthers waived K Harrison Butker, but then assigned him to the practice squad when he cleared waivers.