Anderson completed 36 of 53 passes for 453 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions in five games played, including two starts, this season. Anderson played extensively in two games this season, beginning in Week 4 against the Falcons after Cam Newton was knocked out with a concussion, and then by starting with Newton sidelined the following game. Unlike when Anderson successfully filled in for Newton last season, he threw two interceptions in both of those games this term, and then threw a pick on his lone attempt after starting Carolina's Week 13 loss to the Seahawks, when Newton was benched for the first series of the game due to a dress code violation. Despite those mistakes, the 33-year-old is generally viewed as one of the more reliable backups in the league, which figures to remain his role as he enters the final year of his current contract with the Panthers.
Anderson (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. Anderson was out sick all week. In his absence, Joe Webb will inherit backup duties behind starting quarterback Cam Newton (right shoulder), who's officially listed as questionable to play.
Anderson started at quarterback and threw an interception on his lone passing attempt in Sunday night's loss to the Seahawks. Anderson was promoted to the Panthers' starting quarterback job after Cam Newton violated team dress code, and although Anderson was only slated to play Carolina's opening series, he still threw an interception on the team's first offensive play. The veteran returned to his backup position thereafter, and figures to serve as the Panthers' second-stringer as usual going forward.
Anderson completed 18 of 28 passes for 278 yards and two interceptions in Monday night's loss to the Buccaneers. He also rushed once for four yards, but lost a fumble. Anderson, who was making his third career start for the Panthers, showed great command of Carolina's offense, averaging 9.9 yards per attempt, but his three turnovers proved very costly Monday. While the 33-year-old's first interception was off a tipped pass, his second-half fumble came with the team driving. Even worse, on the Panthers' next possession, Anderson forced a throw on first-and-goal from the one-yard line for his second pick of the night. Those back-breaking turnovers ultimately ruined an otherwise decent game from Anderson, who will return to his usual backup quarterback position if teammate Cam Newton (concussion) is cleared before Sunday's game against the Saints.
Anderson will earn the start for Cam Newton (concussion) on Monday versus the Buccaneers, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The concussion protocol remains Newton's domain following the big hit he took last Sunday in Atlanta. As a result, Anderson will be under center for his third career start as a Panther. In the first two, he completed 49 of 74 passes for 507 yards and three touchdowns, all against the Buccaneers during the 2014 season.
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