Panthers wide receiver Steve L. Smith briefly left the game and returned to the locker room in the second half to get his tender right knee checked.
Smith wore a brace on his knee and was limited in practice last week but said he doesn’t have a serious injury problem.
“I’ve been fortunate I haven’t had knee problems. It’s just one of those things, a little soreness. But just trying to, as they say, throw some Tussin on it and keep going,” Smith said after the game.