The fifth-year quarterback provided the highlight of the day when he raced up the middle on a draw play and tumbled over defensive back Rahim Moore – almost sticking the landing – for a 3-yard TD that put Carolina ahead 17-10 late in the third quarter. In the end, the Panthers had to endure a long Houston drive in the dying Sunday .
Newton connecting on TD passes of 25 yards to Ted Ginn Jr. and 36 yards to Philly Brown to lift the Panthers to a 24-17 victory over the Houston Texans. That would be huge for Newton considering he completed only 18-of-31 passes for 175 yards, a touchdown and an interception with a 71.3 passer rating last week. “Thanks, defense. Most importantly we got the win, thank you God, cause I’m telling you, that was an intense game, man. All the way through”. You can expect him to be active next week against the Saints.
“I wouldn’t call it redemption because we’re not out her to get revenge on anybody”, Brown said.
The Texans have yet to get a single sack for their considerable investment, the first overall pick in the 2014 draft plus $22.2 million in guaranteed money. That put his status for next week’s game at Seattle – and bend – in question.
“I hit him too far up top”.
I honestly think that’s going to be happening a lot to him this season. “Whatever the independent says, that’s what we’re going with”. The Panthers were 2-0 in 2003 and ’04 as well.
At least not when it comes to waiting for his team to start clicking. Jonathan Stewart picked up just 62 yards on 17 carries as defenses continue to stack the box against an offense that doesn’t have dynamic receivers. “I’ve seen a guy that played the first game of the season, came back and practiced all throughout training camp”.
“Sunday”s matchup with Houston was to have featured the last three Defensive Player of the Year winners. Coach Bill O’Brien said Adams’ injury could be more than a short-term ailment, and that will leave more holes to plug along the front.
But in midair, as his heart sank to his socks, he realized he just might be able to land it after all.
Norman waved goodbye to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles on his way to the end zone in Carolina’s 20-9 victory last Sunday.
The Texans almost pulled off a come-from-behind win in a game where Mallett threw the ball 58 times, the second-highest number of attempts in team history. We’ve got the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.
Klein played in 14 games with eight starts for Carolina in 2014. The offense was balanced and more opportunistic than in the opener, and the special teams units made a positive impact in terms of the field position battle.
Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga is expected to miss four to six weeks with a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Others are quick to question the 2-0 start because they remember last season, when the Panthers also started 2-0.
“We’ll just take the approach that it’s the next guy up”, O’Brien said.
“He’s shown us everything in practice that we’re looking for. He did a great job”.
It certainly appears as if Klein doesn’t have to worry about that.