Despite his shaky play, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton assured fans that there’s nothing to worry about. Newton made the pronouncement after he completed just 12 of 26 passes for 167 yards and three interceptions in their 34-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints Sunday. In three games this season, Newton completed 51 of 83 passes for 566 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions for a passer rating of 69.7.

"Moving forward, there is no need to panic. There is no need to rush. There is no need to be up in arms about the situation,” said Newton, adding that he’s as frustrated as the Panthers fans with his inconsistent play.

Newton also assured Panthers fans that big things are “ahead of us”. “This year's Panthers team has big things to do,” added Newton.

The blame should not be put squarely on Newton as the Panthers lost two of their offensive threats in Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin while their offensive line struggles to get their job done. Newton should work double time in preparing for the New England Patriots and Tom Brady Sunday. Despite Newton’s struggles, the Panthers won their first two assignments over the San Francisco 49ers (23-3) and the Buffalo Bills (9-3) before losing to the Saints.

Redskins cornerback hits Raiders receivers

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman hit the Oakland Raiders receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper after their 27-10 victory Sunday.

The outspoken Norman helped limit Crabtree and Cooper to one catch each for seven and six yards, respectively after the two wideouts promised to burn Norman for 200 yards. Overall, the Redskins defense limited the Raiders to 128 total yards or 2.7 yards per play. After the game, Redskins coach Jay Gruden lauded the team’s defense, saying it “was as good a defensive performance that I've seen in a long time by anybody.” The Redskins sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr four times and picked him twice.

Eagles lose running back for season

The Philadelphia Eagles will play the rest of the season without running back Darren Sproles, who suffered a broke his arm and a torn ACL on the same play in their 27-24 win over the New York Giants. According to, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson made the confirmation that Sproles will be out for the rest 2017 season.

The team officially put Sproles on injured reserve Monday afternoon before he undergoes surgery on both injuries. With his latest injuries, Sproles may decide on hanging up his cleats after a 13-year NFL career.