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Rovers hope to cause a shock when the League Two leaders visit Cliftonhill on SaturdayKevin Thomson’s side visit Cliftonhill on an unbeaten run, with four wins and two draws from their six league games so far, but Reid is confident that his side can make a dent in their opponents’ title aspirations.
The Carolina Panthers lost key players on both sides of the ball to injury Thursday but managed to maintain their perfect record to start the season with a 24-9 defeat of the Houston Texans.
The win was some consolation for Carolina on a night when they saw All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey depart in the second quarter with a hamstring injury and their top draft pick, cornerback Jaycee Horn, leave in the third with a reported broken foot.
Carolina entered the game as the only NFL team not to trail in a game this season, and the Panthers once again struck first, with Sam Darnold capping a 10-play drive in the opening quarter by running it in himself for a five-yard touchdown.
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How every Celtic player rated in the 4-3 defeat to Real Betis in the Europa League. © Albian Ajeti celebrates with his Celtic team-mates after opening the scoring. For the visitors it all appeared to be going so well in the early going as they continually caught Real Betis on the counter and built up a 2-0 advantage in 27 minutes. © Made an excellent early save and was good at sprinting from his line to clear balls over the top. No...
Their defence did surrender its first points in the first half this year, as Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills hit Anthony Miller for a one-yard TD with 29 seconds left in the opening half, but Joey Slye missed the extra point to leave Carolina in the lead entering half-time.
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Darnold had decent numbers, completing 23 of 34 passes for 304 yards, and DJ Moore caught eight passes for 126 yards, but the Panthers could not find the end zone with their passing game.
That led to some creativity, as rookie tight end Tommy Tremble ran the ball in from seven yards out to give Carolina a 14-6 lead in the third quarter.
Tommy Tremble got some wheels!!!
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers)
After the teams traded field goals in the fourth, the Panthers put the game away when Darnold ran it in from one yard out with 4:07 remaining.
This marks the fifth time in Panthers history they have started 3-0. They made the playoffs three of the previous four times, most recently their 2015 team that went 15-1 and lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.
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Celtic were their own worst enemies as they fell to a heavy defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League. © How the Celtic players rated in defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group) The German side ran out 4-0 winners at Parkhead, a result which leaves Ange Postecoglou's men bottom of their group after two defeats in two. © The Englishman was good, producing very good stops in each half and had little chance with the goals...