Preseason Games Recap: Week 1


Panthers 27 Texans 17


Players of note who did not play: QB Cam Newton, WR Curtis Samuel
  • Veteran Derek Anderson got the nod over Cam who reportedly is “over the hump” in his return from a shoulder injury but we won’t likely see much of him this preseason. Anderson is a pro and looked calm and comfortable with yet another year of experience under his belt. He completed 4/5 passes for 76 yards and a score to WR Kelvin Benjamin.
  • We got our first look at Christian McCaffrey in actual NFL action in this game as he rotated with starter Jonathan Stewart and played with the first team. If we were handing out grades we would have to give McCaffrey an incomplete because while he did carry 7 times for 33 yards, he was only targeted once in the passing game. His receiving ability is obviously a big part of his fantasy value and we really didn’t get to see that on display in this game. The Panthers did run him...
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