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The Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Reviewing Bills vs. Carolina Panthers

What did our podcast duo take away from Buffalo’s 28-23 loss to Carolina?

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History has been made on the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast!

For the first time in our podcast’s (brief) history, John Boccacino and Anthony Marino hosted a podcast that focused on actual on-field football results (even if the Buffalo Bills did drop a 28-23 decision to the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 of the NFL’s preseason slate).

On the latest edition of the podcast, Boccacino and Marino offered up their thoughts on what they liked and what they didn’t like from the loss to Carolina, which marked the debut for many Bills, including rookies Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds.

Among the positive takeaways were the aggressive play calling from new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who in one half of preseason football demonstrated more of a penchant for taking shots downfield and getting creative with the play-calling than Rick Dennison did all of last year.

The three-headed monster at quarterback earned praise for their steady and spectacular play.

Nathan Peterman was nearly perfect vs. the Panthers, completing nine of 10 passes for 119 yards and a well-timed touchdown toss to Kelvin Benjamin. Peterman displayed terrific poise in leading the first-team offense, and his quick-strike throws helped the Bills march down the field with relative ease.

AJ McCarron also was solid, going 7 of 10 for 116 yards while engineering a pair of second-quarter scoring drives as the Bills took a 17-7 lead into halftime.

Allen, too, enjoyed an impressive debut, completing 9 of 19 passes for 116 yards, including a well-placed 14-yard TD toss to Ray-Ray McCloud III late in the fourth. He received a loud ovation when he entered to start the third quarter, and on his first professional pass, narrowly missing out on a 60-yard completion to Robert Foster down the sideline. Allen showed great presence in the pocket.

The strong play of Marcus Murphy, Shaq Lawson, Eddie Yarbrough, and Kelvin Benjamin is also addressed during the podcast, while the lack of production from Adolphus Washington has the defensive tackle squarely on the roster bubble.

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