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Panthers reporter Joseph Person grades the Carolina Panthers’ performance against the Baltimore Ravens.

For the second consecutive week, Carolina’s vaunted defense allowed a team to run and throw all over it while losing the physicality battle all day.

Among the numbers from the Carolina Panthers’ 38-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens are several that suggest the Panthers can’t run or get to the quarterback. None of them suggest a solution.

The Carolina Panthers began Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens thin at running back, and ended it with two undrafted rookies playing the position.

Three takeaways from the Carolina Panthers’ 38-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday:

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, the Carolina Panthers' all-time leader in receptions (836), receiving yards (12,197) and touchdowns (75), faces his old teammates for the first time on Sunday in Baltimore. Follow for live updates.

Frank Gore caught a career-best 55-yard touchdown and ran for 119 yards in his first 100-yard game this year, leading the San Francisco 49ers past Philadelphia 26-21 on Sunday to hand the Eagles their first loss.


Former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith burned his old team for two touchdown catches, carrying the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-10 win at M&T Bank Stadium.

Steve Smith Sr. hauled in two touchdown passes to help the Baltimore Ravens crush Smith's former team, the Carolina Panthers, 38-10 on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Here are highlights as presented by

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