The Bills and Panthers kicked off their 2018 campaigns with a contest in Orchard Park, New York. The two teams met in Carolina for each team’s second game of the 2017 regular season, a game which saw the Panthers emerge victorious by a score of nine to three.
Although the Bills did not come out on top in the two team’s last matchup, Buffalo went on to reach the playoffs for the first time in 17 seasons.
The Panthers also appeared in the playoffs in 2017, finishing with an 11-5 record and eventually falling to the Saints in the Wild Card round of the playoffs by a score of 31-26.
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MORE POST GAME REACTION:
– Bills lose to Panthers, but there was plenty to like, especially on offense (D&C)
– Roth: Light at end of tunnel? All 3 quarterbacks deliver for Bills in preseason debut (D&C)
– Five observations from Buffalo Bills first 2018 preseason game (The Citizen)
– NFL season kicks off in Buffalo with Bills’ first preseason game (WHEC)
– Final score and recap: Carolina Panthers 28, Buffalo Bills 23 (D&C)
Cam Newton confronts Kelvin Benjamin before the Bills / Panthers game. Kelvin Benjamin has gone on record to say his career would be better if he had an accurate quarterback during his seasons in Carolina. pic.twitter.com/35hYxMBq6i
— Gundacker (@GundackerSports) August 9, 2018