Well, we didn’t have quite the week that we did over the last two Sundays (or Thursdays or Mondays) with Cam Newton going nuts in a road win, or Carl Lawson literally sacrificing his own teeth for the good of the sack. Let’s run it down.
Cam Newton wasn’t quite as sharp as he had been over the Panthers’ road swing at New England and Detroit — the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive back seven had a good night last Thursday, picking off Cam three times in their win over Carolina. Newton threw for 239 yards and a touchdown to go along with those three picks, and added a rushing touchdown and 71 yards on the ground. The Panthers are now 4-2, but still looking good.
Some of our former receivers got into the stat sheets — Quan Bray didn’t catch any passes, but he did return five kicks for 157 yards in the Colts’ loss to Tennessee. He also had a 60-yard return included in that total. Ricardo Louis is becoming more and more reliable for the Browns, with 3 grabs for 25 yards. Sammie Coates also got his first action for Cleveland, catching his first pass of the year for 11 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Karlos Dansby once again cemented himself as the old ageless wonder. Dansby had eight tackles for the Cardinals as they beat Tampa Bay. Dee Ford notched a sack and a couple of tackles for Kansas City in a slim loss to Pittsburgh, and Jonathan Jones had three tackles for New England in a victory over the Jets. Josh Holsey also saw the field for the first time this season, but didn’t record any stats in his first career game.
And on special teams, Cody Parkey went 4-4 on his kicks as Miami beat Atlanta. He was 2-2 on PATs and 2-2 on field goals, with his final field goal winning the game for the Dolphins in the end.