Newton completed just 10 of 28 passes for 151 yards. He did not throw a touchdown, but was credited with an interception. Newton was constantly under pressure during the game, and was sacked four times. The offensive line let Newton down a fair amount during the contest, but he also had trouble getting the ball to Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin was targeted a team-high 10 times, but only came down with two catches. Cornerback Keenan Lewis had a great game covering Benjamin, and that may have contributed to Newton's struggles.
Newton's saving grace was a decent day on the ground. He finished with seven rushes for 43 yards and a score. He managed to scamper in from 10 yards out in the third quarter.
Newton will look for more Week 10 against the Eagles.
The Panthers are clear Newton is their franchise quarterback, according to NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport. Newton has informed the team he's viewing Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's contract as a potential structure for a new deal and not the contract 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed. Ryan's contract has more long-term security.
After all, the Saints' explosive offense combined with their suspect defense predisposes them to shootouts. Of course, the last time I predicted a shootout for the
In a week when high-profile quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan and Jay Cutler are all on bye, I would think someone in a 12-team league would want to start Newton, even if that someone isn't you.
Carolina was content to run with
They'll look for more Week 9 against the Saints.
Newton completed 12 of 22 passes for 171 yards. He did not throw a touchdown, but he was intercepted once during the contest. He also had 24 rushing yards on 12 carries. The Panthers were mostly content to try and run on Seattle during the game. Newton and Jonathan Stewart carried the ball 28 times. When Newton did pass, he didn't have much available. Kelvin Benjamin wound up having a decent game, but had a outmuscle two defenders on a great catch late in the game to get those numbers.
Newton will look for more Week 9 against the Saints.
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