Carolina Defeats Miami 23-17 - Recap
The Panthers grabbed a Preseason Week 2 victory over the Dolphins on Friday, winning 23-17 at Bank of America Stadium.
Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 38.5.
Cam Newton completed 8 of 11 pass attempts for 119 yards and 1 TD for the Panthers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Steve Slaton rushed for 22 yards for Miami, while Lamar Miller added 11 yards. Pat Devlin threw for 118 yards for the Dolphins, while receivers Marcus Thigpen and Rishard Matthews had 40 and 39 yards respectively.
Miami was outgained by Carolina 390-296 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-22 by the Panthers.
The time of possession battle favored Carolina as their offense was on the field for 33:44, longer than the 26:16 of their opponents.
Next game, Carolina takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Miami, they head home to face Atlanta.