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Panthers' Curtis Samuel: Gets into end zone in loss
Samuel brought in five of seven targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 20-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Samuel had a quiet day in the first half, but he emerged over the final 15 minutes. The second-year wideout got into the end zone from 12 yards out with 9:23 remaining in the fourth quarter to cap off a 10-play, 92-yard drive, a march on which he recorded four of his grabs on the day. Samuel continues to run behind D.J. Moore on the wideout depth chart, but he's now seen a solid 15 targets over the last three games while Torrey Smith (knee) has been sidelined. It remains to be seen if Samuel will remain in his current slotting once Smith returns, but he'll look to continue producing against the Seahawks in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' D.J. Moore: Sets career bests in Week 11 loss
Moore brought in seven of eight targets for 157 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 20-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
The rookie set career highs in receptions, targets and receiving yards, while also finding the end zone for the first time since Week 2. Moore's eight-yard touchdown grab with 1:07 remaining brought the Panthers within one, but a subsequent two-point conversion pass attempt to Jarius Wright fell incomplete. Although the afternoon was certainly a disappointment from a team perspective, Moore's performance was a welcome sight from a fantasy one after he had totaled just 36 combined receiving yards over the prior two games. He'll look to build on Sunday's effort against the Seahawks in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Christian McCaffrey: Racks up 110 total yards in loss
McCaffrey rushed 13 times for 53 yards and brought in six of eight targets for 57 yards in the Panthers' 20-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
McCaffrey turned in another solid performance, although one that was more subdued than some of his recent efforts. He still drew even with D.J. Moore for the team lead in targets and checked in second behind him in receptions, with McCaffrey's six catches qualifying as his best total in that category since Week 7. McCaffrey will undoubtedly be set for another high-usage assignment versus the Seahawks in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Cam Newton: Throws three touchdowns in loss
Newton completed 25 of 37 passes for 357 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Panthers' 20-19 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed twice for two yards.
Newton survived a rare injury scare in the third quarter, when he went down awkwardly after being hit in the pocket late in the third quarter and was subsequently sidelined temporarily with a left ankle injury. However, he returned to the game and managed a season-high passing yardage total while equaling a high-water mark in touchdown passes as well. Conversely, the 29-year-old signal-caller's rushing yardage was a season-low figure, and he's now rushed for just 12 yards over his last two games combined. Newton undoubtedly will continue tending to some residual soreness in his ankle this week, but the fact he returned to finish the contest implies his status for a Week 12 matchup against the Seahawks isn't in jeopardy.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Cam Newton: Returns to game
Newton (left ankle) returned to Sunday's game against the Lions, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Sunday afternoon was an eventful one for a number of NFL QBs, including Washington's Alex Smith, who suffered what looked like a bad ankle injury against the Texans. Fortunately for the Panthers and those who rely on Newton in fantasy lineups, Carolina's franchise signal-caller avoided a major injury in Week 11.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Cam Newton: Hurts left ankle
Newton injured his left ankle during Sunday's game at Detroit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Newton appeared to twist his ankle near the end of the third quarter. In Newton's place, Taylor Heinicke took over under center for the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Kenjon Barner: Inactive Week 11
Barner (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Lions.
Barner and Travaris Cadet were both added to the Panthers roster this week as running back reinforcements, but neither will suit up Week 11. Barner could potentially work his way up to active status in the coming weeks behind the top duo of Christian McCaffrey and Cameron Artis-Payne.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Travaris Cadet: Inactive in Week 11
Cadet (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Lions.
As expected, the recently signed running back will be out of uniform in his first opportunity with the Panthers. Cadet is expected to have a third-down/change-of-pace role in coming weeks behind starter Christian McCaffrey and backup Cameron Artis-Payne.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Brendan Mahon: Won't play Sunday
Mahon (personal) didn't travel with the team and will sit out of Sunday's game versus the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
Mahon's dealing with a family matter, but he was only active for two games before this outing so it won't change the offensive dynamic much.... See More ... See Less
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