Panthers HC Ron Rivera added that WR Kelvin Benjamin, who had one catch for 11 yards on four targets, was not benched on the final series for his effort -- or lack thereof.
"We had him out because that wasn’t his personnel groupings," he said. "I saw him make some plays and had some opportunities to make more plays. That was it."
The story said Benjamin was bailed out twice by reversed calls on what appeared to be a lack of effort. Rivera also didn't acknowledge a lack of effort.