The Panthers have now gone two preseason games without an offensive touchdown, and they just lost to the New York Jets, 9-3, Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers never really got close to scoring in this game. Jimmy Clausen did get the Panthers to the Jets' 37 at the 2-minute warning, but shortly thereafter threw a bad interception that sealed it.
Clausen played the entire second half for Carolina and mustered three points -- those coming after a turnover gave Carolina the ball at the New York 31. Matt Moore played the entire first half and got zero points for Carolina. The Panthers didn't play quarterbacks Hunter Cantwell and Tony Pike.
The Panthers wasted a superb effort from their defense, which could have theoretically shut the Jets out except for three terrible punt-return errors (two by Armanti Edwards) that led to three Jets' field goals accounting for all of New York's points.
Carolina (0-2) has one touchdown so far in two preseason games -- on a fumble return for a TD by the defense. Ouch.
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