Panthers TE Olsen to miss time with broken foot

The Panthers defense simply torpedoed the Bills' offense.

The Bills were held to one first down in the first half, but trailed only 6-0 at the break.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen limped off the field in the first half of Sunday's game against the Bills with what the Panthers called a foot injury.

That combination led to Sunday's ugly, 9-3 Panthers victory in their home opener.

The Carolina Panthers are no longer listing Cam Newton on the injury report, so he's good to go vs. the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.

Olsen left in the second quarter with a foot injury and did not return and the team later re-Tweeted a quote from Olsen saying he broke his foot. He was part of a defense that once again ruled the day for Carolina, making up for a Panthers offense that never dented the end zone and was frustrating to watch for the team's fans for most of the afternoon. Finding depth at tight end in the season on the waiver wire is hard, so Olsen owners will likely need to find someone with two strong tight ends and try making a trade to replace him. The Panthers haven't allowed a touchdown in two games.

The Bills would eventually get on the board when Stephen Hauschka banked in a 45 yard field goal off the right up right and through to cut the deficit down to 6-3. Buffalo had three first-half sacks of Newton, including one that took the Panthers out of field goal range.

Taylor is now 3-9 in his career with a chance to lead Buffalo on a game-winning drive.

Bills OT Cordy Glenn injured his ankle and did not return.

On 4th and 11 from the Panthers 33 yard line, Taylors pass was late and behind Zay Jones who got his hands on the ball but couldn't bring in the catch inside the 10 yard line.

Buffalo will host Denver next Sunday.

  • Stacy Allen