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Panthers remain confident despite 1-3 pre-season

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CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Carolina receiver Steve Smith isn't worried about the Panthers 1-3 pre-season finish.

Smith and other starters didn't even get on the field last night.

The 19-3 loss to the Steelers wasn't much of an indication if the Panthers are ready for the September ninth opener at St. Louis.

Smith and quarterback Jake Delhomme sat out as a precaution with minor injuries. And the Panthers continued to show little of the playbook in not trying to tip off regular season opponents.

David Carr started in Delhomme's place and was 8 of 12 for 85 yards and an interception.