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Carolina Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of Thursday’s preseason game at Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte.
Carolina Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of Thursday’s preseason game at Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Steelers 17, Panthers 14

Pittsburgh

0

10

0

7

17

Carolina

7

7

0

0

14

First Quarter

Car—Whittaker 4 run (Butker kick), 5:49. Drive: 7 plays, 30 yards, 3:59. Key Plays: Mayo 27 interception return to Pittsburgh 30; Anderson 1 run on 3rd-and-1; B.Dupree 4-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on 3rd-and-4; Anderson 6 pass to Whittaker on 3rd-and-4. Carolina 7, Pittsburgh 0.

Second Quarter

Pit—FG Boswell 35, 14:55. Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 5:54. Key Plays: Dobbs 18 pass to Da.Johnson; Watson 11 run; Dobbs 5 pass to Hunter on 3rd-and-4; Watson 6 run on 3rd-and-8. Carolina 7, Pittsburgh 3.

Pit—Hunter 58 pass from Dobbs (Boswell kick), 12:52. Drive: 1 plays, 58 yards, 00:08. Pittsburgh 10, Carolina 7.

Car—Byrd 13 pass from J.Webb (Butker kick), 1:18. Drive: 6 plays, 61 yards, 2:09. Key Plays: D.Byrd 10-yard offensive holding penalty; J.Webb 47 pass to Clay. Carolina 14, Pittsburgh 10.

Fourth Quarter

Pit—Dobbs 1 run (Boswell kick), :02. Drive: 5 plays, 53 yards, 00:47. Key Plays: Dobbs 15 pass to Tucker on 3rd-and-7; Dobbs 34 pass to Tucker. Pittsburgh 17, Carolina 14.

A—72,891.

Pit

Car

FIRST DOWNS

15

18

Rushing

4

6

Passing

11

10

Penalty

0

2

THIRD DOWN EFF

4-13

6-15

FOURTH DOWN EFF

0-1

0-0

TOTAL NET YARDS

343

302

Total Plays

59

66

Avg Gain

5.8

4.6

NET YARDS RUSHING

111

123

Rushes

29

31

Avg per rush

3.8

4.0

NET YARDS PASSING

232

179

Sacked-Yds lost

1-8

2-18

Gross-Yds passing

240

197

Completed-Att.

20-29

22-33

Had Intercepted

1

3

Yards-Pass Play

7.7

5.1

KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB

4-1-0

3-3-3

PUNTS-Avg.

7-39.4

6-46.2

Punts blocked.

0

0

FGs-PATs blocked

0-0

0-0

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE

30

141

Punt Returns

3-23

3-27

Kickoff Returns

0-0

4-87

Interceptions

3-7

1-27

PENALTIES-Yds

9-77

5-40

FUMBLES-Lost

2-1

1-1

TIME OF POSSESSION

26:14

33:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Watson 19-89, Davis 5-13, Dobbs 5-9. Carolina, Simmons 17-54, Artis-Payne 8-51, Whittaker 4-13, Young 1-4, Anderson 1-1.

PASSING—Pittsburgh, Jones 4-6-1-28, Dobbs 16-23-0-212. Carolina, Anderson 2-4-0-10, Webb 8-12-2-88, Gilbert 12-17-1-99.

RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Tucker 5-83, Hunter 3-75, Hamilton 3-42, McGee 3-13, Watson 2-5, Johnson 1-18, Rogers 1-7, Heyward-Bey 1-2, Davis 1-(minus 5). Carolina, Manhertz 5-42, Frazier 4-29, Simmons 4-11, Clay 3-76, Byrd 2-21, Samuel 2-5, Garrett 1-7, Whittaker 1-6.

PUNT RETURNS—Pittsburgh, Ayers 2-23, Williams 1-0. Carolina, Byrd 1-16, Clay 1-8, Duke 1-3.

KICKOFF RETURNS—Pittsburgh, None. Carolina, Samuel 2-51, Webster 1-20, Clay 1-16.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS—Pittsburgh, Fort 4-4-0, Matakevich 4-2-0, Hilton 4-0-1, Allen 4-0-0, Huguenin 2-4-0, Kelsey 2-2-0, Sutton 2-1-0, Webb 2-0-0, McCullers 1-5-0, Alualu 1-3-0, Golden 1-2-0, Hargrave 1-2-0, Moats 1-1-0, Hagen 1-1-0, Dixon 1-1-0, Harrison 1-0-1, Sensabaugh 1-0-0, Hooks 0-5-0, Galambos 0-2-0, Williams 0-2-0, Shepherd 0-1-0, Phillips 0-1-0, Kallon 0-1-0. Carolina, Luke 6-4-0, Richards 4-0-0, Southward 3-4-0, Parms 2-4-0, Webster 2-3-1, Bigger 2-3-0, Cash 2-2-0, Williams 2-0-0, Jacobs 1-5-0, Sanchez 1-3-0, Jones 1-2-0, Mayo 1-1-0, Cox 1-1-0, Johnson 1-1-0, Boulware 1-0-0, Miley 1-0-0, Crume 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS—Pittsburgh, Golden 1-7, Galambos 1-0, Hagen 1-0. Carolina, Mayo 1-27.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Carolina, Gano 51.

OFFICIALS—.

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