Newton was intercepted by Casey Hayward late in the third quarter before bouncing back with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the fourth quarter. With the game well out of hand in the fourth quarter, Newton was subbed out for
Newton compiled 205 passing yards while completing 17 of 31 passes. He threw for a touchdown and was intercepted once, registering a 72.6 passer rating. He was sacked three times and rushed for 41 yards on seven carries in a 38-17 defeat.
Newton and the Panthers will look to get back on track Week 8 at home against Seattle.
Ron Rivera has proclaimed to the team website that
Newton ranks in the middle of the pack among NFL quarterbacks in several statistical categories, but he is on the best pace of his career in passing yards and near his best in touchdowns and completion percentage.
Working his way back from offseason ankle surgery,
With that weapon again at his disposal, suddenly his passing numbers are looking pretty good. He threw for another two scores -- his second straight game with that many -- and a season-high 284 yards. He has thrown for at least 250 yards in four of his first five games.
As arguably the most productive dual-threat quarterback in the game (apologies to Russell Wilson), Newton is a must-start in Fantasy when he's right, and he certainly appears to be right with a 7-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio and now a 100-yard game to his credit. Time to get him active for what could be a shootout Week 7 at Green Bay.
Newton completed 29 of 46 passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He had 107 rushing yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.
Newton's first touchdown was a 3-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the first quarter. He then ran for a 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter and connected with Greg Olsen for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Newton had a 17-yard touchdown pass to Benjamin nullified late in the third quarter due to an offensive pass interference penalty. Graham Gano would miss a 38-yard field goal three plays later.
The Panthers are back in action Week 7 at Green Bay.
The Panthers went no-huddle on the final drive of the first half half and the first drive of the second half. Newton compiled for 124 yards and a touchdown through the air while completing 8 of 11 passes. He only completed 8 of 24 pass attempts the rest of the way, per ESPN.
The Panthers will face the Bengals in Cincinnati in Week 6.
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