Panthers bench QB Matt Moore

Updated: September 19, 2010, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore has been benched in favor of rookie Jimmy Clausen in the fourth quarter against Tampa Bay.

Moore was pulled after getting sacked and losing a fumble on the previous possession with the Buccaneers leading 20-7 on Sunday.

Moore, who started despite suffering a concussion in a Week 1 loss, completed just 6 of 16 passes for 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Clausen starred at Notre Dame and was taken by the Panthers with the 48th overall pick after a surprising slide in the draft.


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