Beset with injury issues, the linebacker group played a generally without the embarrassments of numerous other areas.
Willie Young closed down too soon on a read-option by Newton, allowing the quarterback outside and to pitch to his tailback for a 14-yard gain.
No. 1 Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has not practiced this week because of an ankle injury in a Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. No.
Most of defensive end Jared Allen was back at practice after missing last week and the Green Bay Packers game with what he confirmed was pneumonia.