Panthers 19, Jets 14: Insta-reaction as Sam Darnold gets the last laugh at New York

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The Charlotte Observer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers looked just good enough in their first game of the 2021 season Sunday, edging the New York Jets 19-14. It was a 3-D performance that popped, especially in the first half, as quarterback Sam Darnold, the Panthers’ D and a general sense of determination propelled Carolina to victory. Still, the Panthers barely held on after holding a 16-0 halftime lead. They needed to make sure the Jets didn’t recover an onside kick with 1:56 left to seal the victory; the ball went out of bounds. Some instant reaction on the game, played before an announced crowd of 70,211…

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