Flat Offense Leads to Preseason Setback 17-12 in Baltimore

The Panthers lost to the Ravens in a rather lackluster affair in Baltimore on Thursday night. The team played all four QB’s, and Matt Moore didn’t look very good, going just 4-for-7 for 32 yards.

The offense had 14 possessions, and didn’t score a touchdown, cementing the fact that their offense has a LONG way to go to get ready for the season opener on September 12th.

One player a lot of Panther fans wanted to see was QB Jimmy Clausen, and in five series with the offense he drove them for just three points.

On a rainy night in Baltimore, the Ravens edged Carolina 17-12 Thursday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Carolina had numerous chances to score, but never could net an offensive touchdown. Carolina’s only TD was a defensive fumble return, while Baltimore scored two offensive TDs during the game.

The Panthers played all four of their quarterbacks — that’s the position I’ll be writing my column about for Friday’s newspaper and online — with Jimmy Clausen and Hunter Cantwell getting the most offensive series. Both had some moments, but neither could dent the goal line.

Another QB, Hunter Cantwell, went 6-for-17, for 68 yards. Tony Pike also played at QB for the Panthers, but again did little.

The only Panther TD came when the Ravens Jalen Parmele fumbled, and C.J. Wilson recovered it and returned it for 31 yards for a TD.

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