Rapid Reactions: Carolina opens the season with 34-30 loss to Las Vegas

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  • September 13, 2020
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CHARLOTTE — The Panthers took a fourth-quarter lead against the Raiders but couldn’t hold it, falling 34-30 to start the 2020 season.

Here are a few rapid reactions from the contest:

BACK-AND-FORTH FOURTH

The Panthers entered the fourth quarter down, 27-15, but scored 15 straight points to take a 30-27 lead.

On the fourth quarter’s opening play, running back Christian McCaffrey caught a 16-yard pass on third-and-14 to move the chains. A few plays later, the running back took a pitch to the right for a 3-yard touchdown, punctuated by a big spike in the end zone.

The defense then did its job, forcing the Raiders’ first punt since their opening drive. From there, it took the Panthers just two plays to jump in front.

On second-and-8 from the Carolina 25, wideout Robby Anderson used a double

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