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The Panthers did something unexpected today, and this time it was something positive. They held Michael Turner to no touchdowns and less than 100 yards for the first time in the past two seasons.
Turner was quiet on the day, his longest run being 13 yards. This is even more impressive when you consider that out of the Panthers' week one starting front seven, four are on the injured reserve.
Replacement defensive tackles Andre Neblett, Frank Kearse and Jason Shirley all played well and Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson contained Turner and Jason Snelling all day, making it easy on the linebackers, who hardly had to make any plays for a change.