>>Cardinals Clash With Rams On "TNF"
(St. Louis, MO) -- NFC West rivals meet for the second time this season as the Arizona Cardinals take on the St. Louis Rams on "Thursday Night Football" at the Edward Jones Dome. The Cardinals held off the Chiefs 17-14 on Sunday to improve to 7-and-0 at home this season and 10-and-3 overall. Arizona leads the division by one game over Seattle. The Rams blanked the Redskins 24-0 on Sunday to improve to 6-and-7. After a 52-0 win over the Raiders the week before, the Rams have posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945. St. Louis lost 31-17 at Arizona in Week 10.
>>Anderson To Start At QB For Panthers Sunday
(Charlotte, NC) -- Derek Anderson will be the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers this Sunday against Tampa Bay. Anderson will fill in for Cam Newton, who is recovering from two small fractures in his lower back as the result of a two-car, rollover accident on Tuesday. Head coach Ron Rivera says he informed Anderson of the move Tuesday night. He adds Newton's availability will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. This will be just the second game Newton has missed in his career. Anderson started Week One this season at Tampa Bay with Newton recovering from a preseason rib injury. He completed 24-of-34 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Panthers beat the Bucs, 20-14. Carolina is 4-8-and-1, just behind the 5-and-8 Falcons and Saints in the NFC South.
>>Newton Released From Hospital, No Charges
(Charlotte, NC) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is out of the hospital. He was released Wednesday morning, one day after suffering two small fractures in his lower back as the result of a two-car, rollover accident. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say Newton will not face charges for the accident and was traveling at the posted 35 mile-per-hour speed limit when the other driver pulled out in front of him. His status for Sunday's home game against Tampa Bay is uncertain.
>>Newton Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week
(Charlotte, NC) -- Before getting in an accident this week that would land him in the hospital, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's on-field performance earned him NFC Player of the Week honors. Newton completed 21-of-33 passes for 226 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, while adding 83 rushing yards and another score in Carolina's 41-10 win at New Orleans. Newton is likely out for Panthers' game this Sunday against the Buccaneers with two small fractures in his lower back that he suffered in a rollover accident on Tuesday.