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Carolina Panthers face off against New York Jets

New Carolina QB will go up against his old team, and the Panthers look to improve upon last year's 5-11 finish in season two under coach Matt Rhule.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Turn to WFMY News 2 now! Your Carolina Panthers are playing the New York Jets in Week 1 NFL. 

We'll be updating this gameday blog with big plays and scores. Let's go Panthers! 

4:19 p.m. -- PANTHERS WIN! Carolina Panthers beat New York Jets 19 to 14.

4:12 p.m. -- Panthers call timeout with over a minute left in the 4th quarter

4:10 p.m. -- New York Jets score touchdown bringing score 14 to 19, with Panthers still leading 5 points.

4:06 p.m. -- Panthers sack New York Jets QB Zach Wilson

4:04 p.m. -- New York Jets 1st & 10 with over 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter

3:55 p.m. -- Offensive tackle for the NY Jets Mekhi Becton temporarily out of the game with knee injury

3:52 p.m. -- Panthers trail 19 to 8 with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter

3:43 p.m. -- THE KICK IS GOOD! Panthers score bringing current score 19 to 8 in the 4th quarter.

3:35 p.m. -- 3rd quarter has just ended with the Carolina Panthers still ahead.

3:31 p.m. -- New York Jets score at two point conversion, bringing score 16-8. With panthers still leading the game by 8 points.

3:28 p.m. -- New York Jets score touchdown bringing score 16-6. Panthers still in the lead with over a minute left in the 3rd quarter.

3:15 p.m. -- QB Sam Darnold's throw is incomplete. Panthers are still up 16!

2:38 p.m. -- Halftime. Panthers up 16-0. 

2:34 p.m. -- QB Sam Darnold runs it in for another Panthers TD! Extra point is good. Panthers are up 16-0 with 35 seconds left to go in the second quarter. 

2:21 p.m. -- What's that Robby doing? (Panthers fans will know!) Gettin' points! Darnold throws a 57-yarder to WR Robby Anderson in the endzone. Touchdown Panthers! The extra point is no good, but the Panthers are up 9-0 with a couple minutes left in the second quarter. 

2:08 p.m. -- Panthers kick a field goal to take the lead, 3-0. Seven minutes, 26 seconds left in the second quarter. 

2:04 p.m. -- Second quarter: Shaq Thompson interception! Panthers get the ball back. Game tied at 0.

1:58 p.m. -- Fourth and inches, but Panthers QB Sam Darnold fumbles on the hand-off. It's Jets ball now. Game still tied at 0. 

1:48 p.m. -- End of first quarter. Game tied at 0. 

1:20 p.m. -- First drive for the Panthers ends. Tied at 0. 

Pre-game hype: 

Game notes: 

  • Panthers QB Sam Darnold will match up with his old team. The California native started with the Jets in 2018 and was traded to the Panthers in 2021.
  • Plus, Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey will return after an injury-plagued season. 
  • Carolina returns two 1,000-yard receivers in DJ Moore and Robby Anderson. They'll go toe-to-toe with the Jets' cornerbacks. New York has five outside corners on its depth chart. 
  • Just seven Jets players that started in last year's season finale against New England are back as projected starters entering this week under new head coach Robert Saleh, according to the Panthers’ website.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021