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12/5/2016 Cam Newton, Car, QB
Cam Newton was 14 of 32 for 182 yards and threw one touchdown pass Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' 40-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was not sacked. Newton added 12 rushing yards on three carries.

Analysis: Newton was benched for the first series by coach Ron Rivera for a dress code violation - he did not have a necktie for the team flight. He only missed one play because Derek Anderson threw a pass to Mike Tolbert which bounced off his hands and was intercepted. For a third straight game, Newton would fail to complete 50 percent of his passes and failed to rush for 15 yards.
12/5/2016 Muhammad Wilkerson, NYJ, DE
Wilkerson will play Monday after being questionable with an ailing foot.

Analysis: This should help a Jets defense that will be without safety Calvin Pryor, defensive tackle Steve McLendon and linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin.
12/5/2016 Clay Matthews, GB, LB
Though Matthews had limited playing time and was noticeably absent from the stats sheet on Sunday, his ability to play less than a week after he suffered the injury gave the defense a boost.

Analysis: As the Packers look to get healthier with their defense, Matthews expects to be switching between outside and inside linebacker going down the stretch.
12/5/2016 Justin Forsett, Den, RB
Forsett is reuniting with Gary Kubiak in Denver. The Broncos claimed the 31-year-old running back off waivers from Detroit to replace Kapri Bibbs, who went on IR with a high left ankle sprain.

Analysis: Over his career, Forsett has averaged 5.5 yards a carry in Kubiak's offenses and 4.4 yards elsewhere. With Kubiak as his offensive coordinator, Forsett set career highs with 235 carries for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. He averaged a career-best 5.9 yards a carry for Kubiak in Houston in 2012.
12/5/2016 Mohamed Sanu, Atl, WR
Falcons coach Dan Quinn will wait until Wednesday, the first day of practice this week, to project the status of All-Pro receiver Julio Jones and two other starters, Sanu and left tackle Jake Matthews for Sunday's game at the Rams.

Analysis: Jones has turf toe, Sanu has a sore groin and Matthews left Sunday's game with a knee injury.
12/5/2016 Percy Harvin, Buf, WR
Harvin's comeback lasted just two games after the Buffalo Bills placed the receiver on the season-ending reserve-non-football-illness list because of migraines. The team announced the roster move Monday, a day after Harvin missed his second consecutive game since he began experiencing headaches. The move comes a month since the Bills lured the receiver out of retirement.

Analysis: Harvin finished with two catches for 6 yards, plus an 11-yard run. Harvin's health and readiness to play were in question after his season in Buffalo was cut short in October 2015 because of injuries to his right knee and hip. The eighth-year player's career has been slowed by a series of injuries, including a lengthy history of migraine issues.
12/5/2016 Julio Jones, Atl, WR
Jones suffered a turf toe injury in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Analysis: Coach Dan Quinn said Monday that the All-Pro receiver was injured in the final moments of Sunday's 29-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that dropped the Falcons to 7-5. He's expected to be fine by this weekend.
12/5/2016 Kevin Dodd, Ten, LB
Dodd is being placed on injured reserve and will have his right foot re-evaluated after being scratched the past two games.

Analysis: The 33rd pick overall out of Clemson had not been on the injury report. Mularkey said last week he wanted to see a sense of urgency out of a healthy Dodd. The rookie had surgery on his right foot in late May that the Titans described as preventative. Mularkey says Dodd had a hard time practicing with the foot, which was affecting his performance. Dodd finishes the season with nine tackles, one sack and four quarterback pressures.
12/5/2016 Kiko Alonso, Mia, LB
Alonso has undergone surgery to repair a broken right thumb, but coach Adam Gase says he may be available to play Sunday against Arizona.

Analysis: Alonso was hurt in Sunday's 38-6 loss at Baltimore. He left the game but returned playing with a cast. Alonso, who leads Miami with 59 tackles and four fumble recoveries, has also been slowed by a sore hamstring.
12/5/2016 Russell Wilson, Sea, QB
Russell Wilson was 26 of 36 for 277 yards and threw one touchdown pass Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was sacked three times. Wilson added 29 rushing yards on three carries.

Analysis: Wilson has just as many TD passes as INTs over the past three weeks but did top 270 yards passing for the second time in that span, and he did look good again running the ball in his limited attempts.
12/5/2016 Doug Baldwin, Sea, WR
Doug Baldwin had seven receptions for 65 yards Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Analysis: Baldwin caught all seven of his targets but was kept out of the end zone for the third straight week. He's scored in only three games all season.
12/5/2016 Thomas Rawls, Sea, RB
Thomas Rawls ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. He added one reception for 12 yards.

Analysis: Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half before briefly leaving to be checked for a concussion, but he did return to play sparingly after halftime and should be good to go next week. He should be a low-end RB1 after dominating one of the NFL's best run defenses.
12/5/2016 Ted Ginn Jr., Car, WR
Ted Ginn Jr. had five receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' 40-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He added one rush for six yards.

Analysis: Ginn has scored in three straight games after failing to record a TD in any of his first nine games. He's compiled 195 receiving yards in the last two weeks.
12/5/2016 Jimmy Graham, Sea, TE
Jimmy Graham had six receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Analysis: All five of Graham's TDs have come at home. Graham, targeted nine times Sunday, has had six catches and 60-plus yards in back-to-back games.
12/5/2016 Tyler Lockett, Sea, WR
Tyler Lockett had five receptions for 63 yards Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. He added one rush for 75 yards.

Analysis: Lockett was targeted six times for the second straight game, but he had no catches last week. His 138 total yards, the majority of which came on a 75-yard TD off a reverse, were easily his most of the season.
12/5/2016 Jonathan Stewart, Car, RB
Jonathan Stewart ran for 50 yards on 11 carries Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' 40-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He added one reception for three yards and fumbled once.

Analysis: Stewart, who scored three TDs in the previous two weeks, was held out of the end zone and didn't find much room against one of the best defenses in football. However, he has a good chance to bounce back next week against the Chargers.
12/5/2016 Jermaine Kearse, Sea, WR
Jermaine Kearse had five receptions for 68 yards Sunday in the Seattle Seahawks' 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers.
12/5/2016 Fozzy Whittaker, Car, RB
Fozzy Whittaker ran for three yards on one carry Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' 40-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
12/5/2016 Mike Tolbert, Car, RB
Mike Tolbert ran for 21 yards on four carries Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' 40-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
12/5/2016 Kelvin Benjamin, Car, WR
Kelvin Benjamin had two receptions for 18 yards Sunday in the Carolina Panthers' 40-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Analysis: It was the worst game of the season for Benjamin, who caught just two of his nine targets. Benjamin has failed to catch more than three passes in three straight games and has only one touchdown in his last eight.
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