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The Carolina Panthers wrapped up their 2011 NFL preseason Thursday, losing 33-17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Bank of America Stadium.
Panthersâ€™ rookie quarterback Cam Newton played the first series for the Panthers (1-3), completing 3-of-5 passes for 25 yards and a 10-yard touchdown to tight end Jeremy Shockey.
Newton also had one rush â€” a 19-yard scramble in the first quarter.
Derek Anderson also got playing time at quarterback, ahead of Jimmy Clausen, who is nursing some injuries in last weekâ€™s game against Cincinnati.
Anderson made the most of his playing time by completing 11-of-19 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown. His biggest pass play came on a 41-yard pass to wide receiver David Clowney in the second quarter.
The biggest play of the first half was a 50-yard touchdown run by former Georgia Tech and current Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer. Carolina trailed 20-14 at the half.
Following Andersonâ€™s exit, Clausen had limited play in the fourth quarter, going 7-of-17 for 87 yards and an interception.
Pittsburgh (3-1) added two field goals and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Dennis Dixon to Weslye Saunders in the second half to seal the win.View more articles in: