Newton has five rushing touchdowns this season, including two in the past three games. However, he failed to run for more than seven yards in two of those past three as well. Meanwhile, his passing effort Sunday again left something to be desired. Newton failed to trump a 50 percent completion rate for the second straight game, despite playing the Saints' and Raiders' vulnerable secondaries. His pair of passing scores salvaged his fantasy output, though. Next up is a Week 13 matchup with the tough Seattle secondary.
Newton completed 14 of 33 passes for 192 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 23-20 win over the Saints. He also gained seven yards on five rushes.
The sixth-year pro was under 200 yards passing for the third time this season while throwing a touchdown for the third consecutive contest. However, Newton's 42.4 completion percentage was easily his worst in any game this season, particularly surprising given the porous nature of the Saints defense. The highlight of his night was clearly his second-quarter, 40-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn, but Newton also had a key 18-yard completion to Kelvin Benjamin on third down from the Panthers' 15-yard line with 2:39 remaining, allowing Carolina to eventually punt the ball back to the Saints with only 28 seconds remaining. The reigning MVP will look to bounce back out west against the Raiders in Week 12.
Newton steamrolled Kansas City's defense for a six-yard score in the first quarter and followed up late in the second with a 38-yard bomb to put Carolina up 17-3. That's where the fun stopped. His back-footed loft to safety Eric Berry jump-started Kansas City's comeback. It was the fourth time this season that Newton had as many or more picks than touchdown throws in a game, after just five total in 2015, a total driven by the fact that he's thrown for two or more touchdowns just twice. Newton has simply regressed thus far this season and it's more than fair to wonder whether his physical style of play has finally caught up to him. He's on pace for 107 carries, the second-lowest total of his career, and 489 rushing yards - what would be his lowest career figure in that category. As Denver exposed in Super Bowl 50, if you're able to bottle up Carolina's ground game, Newton can be exposed as a dynamic, yet inaccurate passer. A slowed-down run game also puts a ton of pressure in Newton's face, augmenting his difficulties. He's on pace to be sacked 43 times this season which, you guessed it, would tie a career-high mark.
Newton completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 225 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 13-10 win against the Rams. He also ran seven times for just 16 yards.
In a defensive struggle for both teams, Newton was sacked five times and was held in check as a runner. He overthrew a wide open Devin Funchess on a bomb at one point in the second half. He'll look to get on track next week at home against the Chiefs.
Newton completed just 14 of 27 pass attempts for 212 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Cardinals. He added 43 yards on seven carries.
Newton was held out of the end zone for the firs time in the regular season since Week 7 of 2014, but he managed to avoid turning the ball over and allowed the defense and rushing attack to carry the load. The reigning MVP has not been the same player this season and has managed 212 yards or fewer three times in his six starts while failing to throw a touchdown pass two times after doing so twice all of last year. The Cardinals have excelled defensively this season, so Newton and his fantasy owners will look for a bounce-back performance next week versus the middling Rams pass defense.
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