Allen completed 31 of 50 pass attempts for 325 yards but was intercepted four times during Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.
The 23-year-old signal-caller appeared to be a viable streaming option early on this season, tossing seven touchdown passes, averaging 225 passing yards per game and committing zero interceptions between Weeks 3 and 6. Since that point, however, Allen has struggled mightily with turnovers, losing one fumble and logging nine interceptions to just three touchdown throws. The upcoming Week 12 matchup does not provide much reason for optimism, as the opposing Saints are coming off a four-interception performance against the Jameis Winston-led Buccaneers.
Allen completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 307 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Packers. He also rushed three times for 12 yards.
Although Allen averaged a pedestrian 7.1 yards per attempt, he set a new career high in passing yardage against a formidable Packers pass defense. He completed a two-yard touchdown pass to Curtis Samuel in the first quarter and had several other opportunities in the red zone, including some failed attempts in the final seconds that could've tied the game. Allen continues to grow into his role as a starter and will enjoy an excellent matchup next Sunday at home against the Falcons.
Allen is expected to serve as the Panthers' starting quarterback for at least the remainder of the regular season after the team placed Cam Newton (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Allen has acquitted himself well in his first six starts this season, completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 6.8 yards per attempt to go with a 9:4 TD:INT. With Newton not progressing from his Lisfranc injury as quickly as hoped, the 5-3 Panthers will cast their lot with Allen as the team looks to stay in the thick of the playoff race. Newton is technically eligible for reinstatement from IR during the postseason, but if Allen continues to play well and guides the team to the playoffs, coach Ron Rivera would likely have a tough time justifying a quarterback change.
Coach Ron Rivera confirmed that Allen would remain the Panthers' starting quarterback for the Week 10 game against the Packers, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.
After a three-turnover outing in a loss to San Francisco in Week 8, Allen bounced back in Sunday's win over the Titans, completing 17 of 32 attempts for 232 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the victory. With Cam Newton (foot) progressing slowly in his rehab and speculation mounting that he'll eventually move to injured reserve, Allen looks poised to continue starting for the Panthers beyond Week 10.
Allen completed 17 of 32 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 9 against the Titans.
Allen recovered from a disastrous Week 8 performance to throw for multiple scores for the second time in his past five starts. He showed particular rapport with D.J. Moore, targeting him on nearly one-third of his throws for a total of 101 yards and a touchdown. While it was a positive performance for Allen, the team is clearly content to rely on Christian McCaffrey as the primary force behind their offense, as Allen has surpassed 35 pass attempts just once this season. Still, it's possible that Cam Newton (foot) is placed on injured reserve, meaning Allen appears to be the Panthers starter for the foreseeable future.
Coach Ron Rivera said Allen will be the Panthers' starting quarterback Sunday against the Titans, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Cam Newton remains embedded in his rehab program, with no end in sight to his recovery from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. As such, Allen will get his sixth consecutive start Week 9, though his output has wavered from week to week. Overall, he's completed 62 percent of his passes, averaged 211.8 passing yards per game and posted a 7:3 TD:INT. He'll aim for a bounce-back effort Sunday versus Tennessee's 15th-ranked pass defense (239.1 yards per game).
Allen is expected to retain the Panthers' starting quarterback job for the Week 9 game against the Titans with Cam Newton (foot) unlikely to be ready to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After Newton was shut down following the Panthers' Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers, Allen was mostly dependable over his first four starts, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 7.4 yards per attempt and a 7:0 TD:INT over that stretch. However, the second-year signal-caller saw his strong run come to a screeching halt Sunday in San Francisco, where he went 19-for-37 for 158 yards, no touchdowns and three picks in a 51-13 blowout loss. The poor showing has strengthened Newton's case for reclaiming the starting gig once he's received full medical clearance, but that apparently isn't expected to happen this week, even though the Panthers are hopeful he'll resume practicing Wednesday. Allen should thus be in line for a sixth consecutive start next weekend and will be looking to rebound after the worst outing of his young career.
Allen completed 19 of 37 pass attempts for 158 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions during Sunday's 51-13 loss to the 49ers.
The 23-year-old quarterback entered the contest ranking third in NFL history with 153 pass attempts to begin his career without committing an interception. Allen threw a pick on Carolina's third offensive drive, falling just short of Tom Brady's No. 2 all-time mark of 162 and providing San Francisco with its first takeaway of the day. The young signal-caller also absorbed an astronomical seven sacks, though he was able to avoid adding to his already-high total of four lost fumbles (second worst in the NFL coming into Sunday). Upcoming in Week 9 is a more forgiving matchup against a Titans defense that accounts for 1.5 fewer sacks per game than do the 49ers.
Allen will be the Panthers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game at San Francisco, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Coach Ron Rivera also indicated that Cam Newton will continue his rehab from a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot following the team's bye. Newton doesn't have a timeline for a return to practice, let alone games, so Allen should be under center for the foreseeable future. He hasn't racked up impressive yardage totals in his four starts, averaging 225.3 passing yards per game, but he's completed 65.6 percent of his throws while compiling seven touchdowns versus no interceptions. Allen will have his most difficult test to date Week 8 against the 49ers' top-ranked defense.
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.
Allen completed 17 of 30 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Jaguars. He also added one carry for four yards.
Allen wasn't particularly aggressive pushing the ball down the field, though he did connect with D.J. Moore for a 52-yard reception. Otherwise, his afternoon was highlighted by an 18-yard connection with Christian McCaffrey that went for Allen's lone touchdown of the game. Even with those two tosses, Allen averaged only 6.0 yards per attempt -- the third consecutive week that mark has declined. Still, he's led the team to a 3-0 record in the absence of Cam Newton (foot), who remains without a timetable for return. Allen looks set to lead the Panthers into their Week 6 contest against the Buccaneers in London.
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.
Allen completed 19 of 26 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Cardinals.
Stepping in for the injured Cam Newton (foot), Allen breathed new life into the Panthers' aerial attack, completing passes to seven different receivers and leading the team to almost as many points as it scored in the first two games of the season combined. There's no timetable for Newton's return yet, but Allen's performance should give Carolina the confidence to give him as much time as he needs to get back to 100 percent.
Allen will replace Cam Newton (foot) as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Arizona, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Allen looked good in limited action last season, completing 20 of 31 passes (64.5 percent) for 266 yards (8.6 YPA) and two touchdowns, without any sacks or turnovers. Of course, nearly all of his work came in a meaningless Week 17 game against the Saints, facing a defense that rested some key players. In any case, Allen gets a favorable matchup for his first start of 2019, facing an Arizona defense that surrendered 657 passing yards and five touchdowns to Matthew Stafford and Lamar Jackson the past two weeks.
Allen likely will start Sunday's game at Arizona if Cam Newton (foot) is unable to play, Brendan Marks of The Charlotte Observer reports.
During last Thursday's loss to the Buccaneers, Newton aggravated the mid-foot sprain that plagued him late in the preseason. He was seen in a walking boot Monday and didn't take the practice field Wednesday, increasing concerns about his immediate availability. Allen made two appearances when Newton was absent down the stretch last season, completing 20 of 31 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns. Assuming he gets the nod Sunday, Allen could be in line for a productive outing against a Cardinals pass defense that has given up 309.5 yards per game through two weeks.
Allen and Will Grier both took snaps with the first-team offense at Tuesday's practice while starter Cam Newton was limited to rehab work after aggravating a left foot injury in the Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Newton has been bothered by the foot issue since the third week of the preseason and hasn't been in top form through the first two weeks of the regular season, as evidenced in particular by his lack of involvement in the run game (five attempts for minus-2 yards). General manager Marty Hurney labeled Newton as day-to-day and was unwilling to speculate on his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals, potentially leaving Allen or Grier in line for the starting assignment. Considering Allen broke camp as the No. 2 quarterback, he would be the odds-on favorite to start if Newton is sidelined. If Allen does in fact get the nod Sunday, the Panthers would likely ask him to play the part of game manager and opt for a ground-heavy attack if the game flow allows for it.
Allen completed four of six attempts for 41 yards and rushed once for 13 yards in Thursday night's 25-19 preseason win over the Steelers.
Allen, who entered Carolina's third preseason game behind starter Cam Newton, drew the start in the team's final exhibition outing. Despite playing merely one series, Allen helped set up a field-goal opportunity, even though the ensuing kick was blocked. With rookie Will Grier committing two costly turnovers after Allen exited, it probably wouldn't be surprising if Allen is named the Panthers' second-string quarterback ahead of Week 1. Despite his recent foot issue, Newton is still fully anticipated to play.
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