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. The Panthers were held to two Gano field goals, and could have at least had another one had Newton not been sacked on back-to-back plays in the second quarter to push Carolina out of field goal range. Before the Bills' final possession, top wide receivers Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones were targeted a total of four times. Tyrod Taylor would open the drive from his own 25 yard line and begin going 6 of 6 threw the air to put Buffalo inside of Carolina territory.
The Bills will host the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Week 3.
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He was excellent again in 2016, catching 80 receptions for 1,073 yards and three scores. McCoy had 9 yards on 12 carries and Taylor had 125 yards passing. At an initial glance, McCoy's snap count seemed lower than in the season opener, with No. 2 runner Mike Tolbert receiving more work against his former team.
The outcome spoiled the homecoming for first-year Bills head coach Sean McDermott, who spent the past six seasons as Carolina's defensive coordinator.
With Olsen sidelined, Ed Dickson will step into the starting role. Newton was 14 of 24 for 168 yards in the game before being hurt. Dareus returned to the game while Glenn did not.