The Panthers tied a franchise low last week with 10 rushing yards against Tampa Bay, matching their output in a 24-6 loss to New Orleans on Oct. 15, 2000. A look at some of the individual players who out-rushed the Panthers in Week 1:
1 Tim Tebow, New York Jets quarterback: With Mark Sanchez making up for all the touchdowns he didnt throw in the preseason, the Jets had little use for Tebow in their 48-28 win against Buffalo. But Tebow rushed 5 times for 11 yards, and theyre still talking about him in New York.
2 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco quarterback: Kaepernick, who had a 17-yard scramble in a win against Green Bay, was one of two 49ers quarterbacks who outgained the Panthers on the ground. Starter Alex Smith ran five times for 13 yards.
3 Jake Locker, Tennessee quarterback: Like the Panthers, the Titans had a hard time getting their rushing attack going, managing 16 yards on 20 carries in a loss to New England. Locker (2 rushes, 11 yards) was the Titans leading rusher. Chris Johnson, who has four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, was held to 4 yards on 11 carries.
4 Travis Benjamin, Cleveland wide receiver: Benjamin, a rookie from Miami, picked up 35 yards on a reverse on his first NFL carry. Two plays later, Brandon Weeden, the Browns 28-year-old rookie quarterback, was intercepted in a loss to the Eagles.
5 Mike Goodson, Oakland running back: Traded from Carolina to the Raiders in the offseason for offensive lineman Bruce Campbell, Goodson saw little action behind starter Darren McFadden. But his 13 yards on two carries still outpaced his former team.