Cam Newton Looks 'Erratic' At Times; Luke Kuechly Has Strong Showing In Panthers Win

The Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Jets 17-12 on Sunday night, although starting quarterback Cam Newton was a bit inconsistent. Newton finished the night just 6 of 15 for 60 yards.

Linebacker Luke Kuechly played well in the win, and the rookie has the folks at Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader excited about his future:

If you're still looking for reasons to denigrate his performance thus far then you have an agenda, and a rather poor one at that. Finishing the game with 10 tackles Kuechly found himself consistently in the right place to make a play. This should be nothing surprising for a player who diagnoses plays so well. When I evaluated him in March and April what left off the screen was how high his football IQ is, and it has been showing each week.

The Panthers play their final preseason game on Thursday.

For more coverage, be sure to check out Carolina Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader.

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