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.
In Week 8, the
So the matchup really isn't the concern for
Of course, the Packers have allowed the lowest quarterback rating of any team this season, so maybe Newton is more the quarterback we saw two weeks ago than not. Unlike Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, I'd have him in my top 12 for this week, but just barely.
"If the play is called for me to read it to Richard’s side, by all means I’m going to do it," Newton said, per ESPN. "And I’m going to give each and every receiver an opportunity to make plays. I’m not going to force it. I’m not going to be an idiot. I’m going to do a great job of protecting the football and be aggressively patient in taking what the defense gives me."
Sherman will likely draw rookie receiver
"You can tell he loves the game," Benjamin said. "He brings the passion to it. He has fun. He talks a lot of smack out there, but this is football. I’m just going to come out there and match his intensity; play fast and be sound in all my assignments."
|10||11/10/14||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
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|14||12/7/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
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