Terrace Marshall, Chuba Hubbard and potentially deep pass rush were notable. PJ Walker was entertaining enough. Penalties were no good.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

The Panthers lost, if the final score matters to you.

But the way those rookie skill-position guys played in the first half will make it easier to stomach. https://t.co/iKr3xKcJYP

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Panthers had 7 penalties of the first half. That was their first of the second.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

Troy Pride Jr. is doubtful to return with a knee injury.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

For those who are so badly hoping for preseason overtime drama, unfortunately, the owners voted for no OTs in preseason this year.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

Colts tie the game with a two-point conversion, but there’s no overtime in the preseason anymore, so the Panthers and Colts may get to share a point here.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Pride came back a play later, but is down again.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Injury to insult. CB Troy Pride Jr. appears to be in pain, on the same play he committed a pass interference. Receiver rolled over his arm.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Looks like Brady Christensen and Sam Tecklenburg are going to play every snap of this bad boy. They have limited options at C with Paradis and Elflein sitting and Panasiuk hurt.

Christensen did move from RT to LG, as they evaluate him at a couple of positions.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Rookie long snapper Thomas Fletcher got the second half in his competition with J.J. Jansen.

And he kind of rooted his way to the bottom of the pile for a loose ball (forced by Stantley Thomas-Oliver), and came up signaling first down.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Kenny Robinson with the interception.

That safety room is actually a little crowded, considering the way Sean Chandler has made plays in training camp.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Matt Kaskey is also questionable to return with a foot.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Chuba a hurdler or just sprinter?

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

Deonte Brown still on the sidelines.

He’s questionable to return with an ankle injury.

The Panthers have Aaron Monteiro and Mike Horton at guard this series. Of course.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

PJ Walker gets them in the end zone, first with a 26-yard strike to Shi Smith, then to Tommy Tremble in the back of the end zone.

The Panthers have four false start penalties (#touchtheDBOsign) but otherwise a very good half for the second offense.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Chuba Hubbard comes out of the pile and pops a long one, 59 yards.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Looks like Joey Slye skidded that 41-yard field goal off the top of the goalpost. He’s 3-of-3 for the day.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Terrace Marshall is averaging 40 yards per catch in his NFL career.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

Terrace Marshall Jr. with 80 yards on two catches so far

— Will Bryan (@Pantherstatsguy) August 15, 2021

And Greg Little’s in at LT for Trent Scott this series.

He’s got some work to do if he wants to make the roster. Let’s see how it goes.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Frankie Luvu with the third-down sack.

The Panthers’ second defense has gotten good pressure on Colts QB Jacob Eason.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Panthers have a pair of sacks and four QB hits: 2 for Haynes, 1 for Luvu, 1 for Miller

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

It’s possible PJ Walker could have kept it and gotten the first down, but tried to squeeze one to Marshall on third down.

Settle for a field goal after a turnover, and it’s 6-3.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Strip-sack Marquis Haynes. We keep saying his name.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Joey Slye hits the 29-yard field goal, and the Panthers get on the board first.

That 59-yard Terrace Marshall Jr. catch-and-run did most of the heavy lifting. A good start for PJ Walker.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Tommy Tremble and Terrace Marshall showing up on this first drive.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

PJ Walker gets out of the pocket, hits Terrace Marshall Jr. for a big gain. Solid series so far for PJ.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

I’m putting Sean Chandler on the roster from what I’ve seen the past couple weeks.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

Sean Chandler with a third-down stop in the backfield.

He keeps making plays this preseason, and he’s likely going to be on the 53 for special teams if nothing else.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

It’s also wild that Josh Bynes already has the green dot on his helmet and is calling signals for the defense at MLB.

He practiced with the Panthers for the first time on Thursday.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Panthers win the toss and defer.

The captains were Trent Scott, Frankie Luvu, Sean Chandler, and Brandon Zylstra.

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

Marquis Haynes and Yetur Gross-Matos were third and fourth on the team in sacks last year. Two players with some of the most run in the first group out there today.

— Will Bryan (@Pantherstatsguy) August 15, 2021

The starters are getting the day off, but here’s a look at the Panthers’ starting lineups for the preseason opener against the Colts. https://t.co/5qMOQDpoNe

— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) August 15, 2021

PJ Walker, who will start here in Indy today as he fights for the backup gig, went 30-for-49 (61.2 %) for 446 yards with four TDs, two INTs and a 101.2 passer rating for the Colts in the 2018 preseason.

— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) August 15, 2021

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