Allen completed 20 of 32 passes for 227 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Panthers' 37-26 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed three times for three yards. Another week, another victory with Allen at the helm. The second-year quarterback put together his fourth straight interception-free game while hitting a tight rotation of five pass catchers on the day. Allen connected with Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey for his pair of scoring throws and saw an increase in offensive responsibility with McCaffrey being effectively stonewalled on the ground for most of the contest. With news emerging that Allen may remain the quarterback even when Cam Newton (foot) is ready to return, the young signal-caller will head into the bye week with plenty of confidence before resuming play versus the 49ers in Week 8.
Coach Ron Rivera confirmed that Allen would remain Carolina's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with Cam Newton (foot) not scheduled to join the Panthers in London, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports. Newton's slim chance at playing in Week 6 improved Tuesday after he was spotted at practice without a walking boot on his left foot, but Rivera quickly dismissed the notion of the signal-caller returning after a three-game absence due to the Lisfranc injury. Allen's fourth start of the season thus awaits him in London, where he'll look to shake off two straight lackluster outings in which he's combined to account for only one touchdown against three turnovers (all lost fumbles) while averaging a pedestrian 6.4 yards per attempt. The Panthers have still notched a win I each of the past two weeks largely on the Herculean efforts of Christian McCaffrey, who has shouldered an even heavier load than normal (46 carries, 16 receptions) during that stretch.
Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Monday that Allen would remain the starting quarterback for the Panthers' Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. After an impressive four-touchdown outing Week 3 in Arizona in place of the injured Cam Newton (foot), Allen wasn't quite as effective in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Texans. Though he completed more than 70 percent of his passes, Allen lost three fumbles and managed a more pedestrian 6.8 yards per attempt. Rivera stressed that Allen needs to do a better job of protecting the football, but the second-year signal-caller should have a decent amount of leash atop the depth chart with Newton likely to miss at least two more weeks and rookie Will Grier representing an unproven alternative under center.
Allen completed 24 of 34 passes for 232 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Panthers' 16-10 win over the Texans on Sunday. He also lost three fumbles. Christian McCaffrey accounted for the Panthers' only touchdown with a three-yard rush shortly before halftime, yet Allen did enough through the air to keep the Texans honest and overcome his three fumbles. The second-year quarterback took three sacks and officially was hit five times overall, but he hung tough and ultimately helped lead two shorter fourth-quarter scoring drives, the second aided by a short field after a turnover. Allen connected with six different pass catchers on the afternoon, and he relied an inordinate amount on McCaffrey, who proved an excellent outlet option on 10 occasions. Allen has plenty to clean up in terms of ball security, but he should continue under center in a Week 5 home tilt against the Jaguars with Cam Newton (foot) expected to miss that contest.
Allen will get another start Week 4 against the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Allen's success in Sunday's 38-20 win over Arizona may have contributed to the Panthers' decision to rule out Newton (foot) so early in the week. There was some talk of the 30-year-old quarterback returning to practice Wednesday, but he'll now be rested for at least one more game. Allen gets another matchup against a shaky pass defense, with the Texans allowing quarterbacks to complete 70.5 percent of their throws for 7.4 YPA and five touchdowns through three games.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/27||@San Francisco 49ers||2||8.40|
|10||11/10||@Green Bay Packers||7||14.00|
|12||11/24||@New Orleans Saints||21||21.67|
|17||12/29||New Orleans Saints||21||21.67|
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|3 Year Avg||64.5||266||2||0||19||1||29|