Kicker Graham Gano missed a 53-yard field goal and had another 43-yarder blocked.

Surprisingly, Newton only targeted Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen three times and he finished with one reception for 11 yards.

''Points, points - we need more points,'' offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. ''That was discouraging because we had good field position and not taking advantage of that is tough. If you don't take nfl store online advantage of it it can come nfl 2015 jerseys back and hurt you - which it almost did.''
The drops have been plaguing the Panthers ever since the second game of the preseason, which was just days after No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin went down with a season-ending knee injury.

Starter Philly Brown struggled with five drops in two preseason games. Now it seems to be contagious with Ginn dropping two passes against the Jaguars and rookie Devin Funchess one.Rivera said he's ''not concerned'' about the unit's recent struggles.Neither is Newton.He cheap custom nfl football jerseys said he's more concerned this week about establishing a running game and winning the down-and-distance battle.''We don't want those guys to pin their ears back and start scheming up blitzes and making our jobs cheap nfl authentic jerseys from china free shipping harder than it is,'' Newton said of Watt and Clowney. ''... Those guys can create nightmares for offenses.''

Defensively, the Panthers could be without star middle linebacker Luke Kuechly on Sunday. He missed practice Wednesday after suffering nfl jerseys big and tall a concussion against the Jaguars. Rivera offered no update on Kuechly's status except to say that he classic nfl jerseys remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.