Buffalo Bills News: Bills drop the preseason opener

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The Buffalo Bills saw some great things from all three quarterbacks in the preseason opener. That and more in today’s Morning Charge.

The Buffalo Bills didn’t pick up a win last night but winning in the preseason is a bad omen anyway. Just ask the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers beat the Bills by the score of 28-23 on a night when Nathan Peterman got the start and lit it up right away. The box score shows an interception but it wasn’t his fault in the slightest.

AJ McCarron and Josh Allen followed up with solid performances of their own as the quarterback competition got much more interesting.

But the game was not all about the quarterbacks. Kelvin Benjamin had himself a nice night hours after a pregame altercation with Cam Newton. I guess that is what happens when you call someone out days before a game.

The highlight of Benjamin’s day was when he caught a touchdown pass and decided to jump into the stands, nearly crushing some fans who clearly have never sat front row at a Bills game before. But hey, it’s only the preseason for the fans too.

Players like Marcus Murphy and Brandon Reilly also had solid games on offense while rookie Harrison Phillips picked up the only sack on defense.

There is a lot to talk about after this one so we will continue our coverage today and throughout the weekend. For now, here is the latest fallout surrounding the Bills in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Bills show much promise in preseason opener against Carolina (BuffaLowDown, Matthew Hodowany)

Our immediate reaction after last night’s game. It was all about the quarterbacks but plenty of other players stood out positively in this one.

Benjamin, Newton renew feud in Panthers 28-23 win over Bills (ESPN.com, Mike Rodak)

Rodak’s take on the game including a deeper look at the confrontation between Benjamin and Newton. If you haven’t seen video of it, it was a rather tense situation that diffused quickly.

Bills rookie Josh Allen shows off electric arm in debut (NFL.com, Chris Wesseling)

A look at how Josh Allen did in the opener. It was pretty wild to see him whip the ball downfield with minimal effort. The results should only be better if he plays with the first-team offense.

Josh Allen’s debut: What does it mean for the Buffalo Bills? (NYup.com, Matt Parrino)

And finally this morning, another look at Allen’s Bills debut. He may not start right away, but he appears to be on the right track.