Posted October 03, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Carolina Panthers' record-setting numbers on offense the first month of the season haven't translated into wins. Cam Newton is on pace to break Dan Marino's single-season passing record and wide receiver Steve Smith could shatter Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record at this torrid pace, but it hardly matters as the Panthers are just 1-3. In each of their three losses the Panthers have had a chance to win or tie the game late in the fourth quarter. They got it done against Jacksonville, but fell short against Arizona, Green Bay and Chicago. The close-but-no-cigar ending is quickly becoming a source of frustration. Tight end Greg Olsen says ''it's getting pretty old.'' He says Carolina needs to learn how to beat good teams. Carolina hosts New Orleans on Sunday.
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