Panthers QB Cam Newton: 'I need to play better'
Newton hit on just 10 of 28 passes for 151 yards, one interception and career-low 35.7 completion percentage. His 39.4 quarterback rating was also a career-worst. His lone score was on the ground.
"I knew I missed a lot of throws," he told his team website. "I'm not blaming anybody but myself. ... My job is to put my team in the best situation to win the football game and when that doesn't happen, the first person you look to on the offensive side is the quarterback. I didn't get that job done. I need to play better."
Rivera: Panthers RBs Williams, Stewart need more touches
Ron Rivera emphasized after the Thursday night loss to New Orleans that
Both carried eight times with Stewart earning 40 yards to 20 for Williams, who added a 30-yard gain on a screen pass. Rivera was unhappy with that distribution.
"It's good to have them back there," Rivera told the team website. "We are going to have to continue to find more and more chances to use them, more and more situations where we have to put the ball in their hands. They showed today that they deserve to have the ball in their hands more, and we are going to have to work on that. We have to ... take some pressure off the quarterback."
Quarterback Cam Newton did not respond well to pressure against New Orleans, completing just 10 of 28 passes.
Seahawks to go with Will Tukuafu at fullback
Will Tukuafu signed with the club Wednesday, and will replace Derrick Coleman. Coleman began the year as the team's primary option, but was placed on the IR Saturday. Robert Turbin had served as the team's temporary option at the position with Coleman out, but will assume his normal role as backup running back with Tukuafu in tow.
Saints K Shayne Graham not asked to do much Week 9
The Saints will host the 49ers in Week 10.
Saints WR Robert Meachem makes late-game grab in Week 9
Meachem broke free down the middle of the field for a comfortable 25-yard reception late in the fourth quarter. He was targeted twice in the win. He has five catches for 85 yards on the season.
Saints RB Travaris Cadet does little in Week 9 victory
The team heavily relied on Mark Ingram, who took 30 handoffs on the night. As a result, Cadet was only limited to five touches. He took two handoffs for only 1 yard and caught three of the five passes thrown his way for 29 yards.
The Saints will host San Francisco in Week 10.
Saints WRs Colston, Cooks each limited to three grabs Week 9
Colston came down with a 22-yard pass from Drew Bress on the second offensive series of the night and only had two catches the rest of the way. He caught all three of his targets for 36 yards. Cooks had a similar night, as he came down with two receptions -- one for 18 and another for 5 yards -- on back-to-back plays on the opening drive, but was limited to only one grab the rest of the way. He caught all three targets for 38 yards in a 28-10 victory.
Saints WR Kenny Stills racks up 72 yards Thursday night
Stills had a costly drop on the opening drive which resulted in an interception by D'wan Edwards. He bounced back with catches of 16, 9 and 17 yards in the second quarter. He was targeted eight times and finished with five catches for 72 yards in a 28-10 victory. He has 373 receiving yards through eight games, most by any other rookie receiver this year.
The Saints will host the 49ers in Week 10.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham scores, looks like old self in Week 9
After a pass interference penalty that brought the team to the 1-yard line, Graham came down with a reception in the end zone for a 1-yard score with three seconds remaining in the first half. He caught five passes for 50 yards and a score at halftime. He only caught two passes the rest of the way and finished with seven grabs for a team-high 83 yards and score on seven targets in a 28-10 victory.
Graham has scored in back-to-back games. He'll look to extend his scoring streak to three at home in Week 10 against the 49ers.
Saints' Mark Ingram cracks century mark, scores twice Thursday
Ingram barreled into the end zone from 3 yards out late in the first half. He also aggravated a right shoulder injury in the first half and played through the pain in the second half wearing a sleeve. walked into the end zone from 3 yards out on a draw play with 5:34 remaining in the game to secure the win.
He took 30 handoffs for 100 yards and two scores, notching back-to-back career highs in carries over a five-day span. He caught one of two targets for 10 yards. He has 272 yards and three rushing touchdowns over that span.
He'll look to stay red-hot Week 10 at home against San Francisco.
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