Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The third NFL preseason game is known as the ‘tune-up” game for the regular season. Most of the starters play into the second half and it gives a feel of how prepared the team is for the regular season.If that’s the case, then the Carolina Panthers might need to head to the film room and get to studying as their performance Sunday night on national television didn’t exactly enthuse their viewing audience.Although the Panthers came away with a 17-12 victory at Met Life Stadium in New York against the Jets, there were various areas that need to be addressed on the field.The first-team offensive unit struggled with protection all night and Newton was under duress for the entire first half because of the Jets' constant blitz packages. When offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski went to the run game, DeAnglo Williams put two fumbles on the ground (did not lose one however), Mike Tolbert injured his knee and Jonathan Stewart injured his right ankle and was carted off to the locker room.When...
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