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Coming off a blowout 51-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, some figured that the Carolina Panthers would turn back to Cam Newton.
At least for one more week, that’s not going to be the case. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced on Monday that second-year quarterback Kyle Allen will start next week against the Tennessee Titans.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera announces Kyle Allen will start this week against the Titans.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer)
Allen has started each of the past five games, going 4-1 in the process. He had yet to throw an interception on the season prior to.
Cam Newton “still rehabbing” injured foot
Earlier this season, Panthers coach Ron Rivera threw the most polite hissy fit ever, walking out of a press conference when he grew tired of being asked questions about Cam Newton‘s injured foot. After the Panthers took a 51-13 thrashing from the 49ers, Rivera apparently wasn’t in a mood to continue that conversation. Newton’s still [more]After the Panthers took a 51-13 thrashing from the 49ers, Rivera apparently wasn’t in a mood to continue that conversation.
This is a clear indication that Newton simply is not ready to return. He’s been out since.
As it relates to Allen, Sunday’s game should be taken with a grain of salt. He was going up against an historical 49ers pass defense that became the first team since the 1970s to yield 100 or fewer net passing yards in four consecutive games.
Carolina has a much better matchup against the Titans this week.
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