Sam Darnold, QB (CAR)

Struggles in losing effort

Darnold completed 17 of 41 pass attempts for 207 yards, a touchdown and an interception while adding 48 yards on four rush attempts in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Vikings.

Darnold struggled with his accuracy throughout the entire contest, so it was a surprise the Panthers were able to send this game into overtime given how poor his stat line looked. The opposing quarterback, Kirk Cousins, turned in one of his best performances this season, so Darnold's struggles can't even be attributed to harsh weather conditions. The 2018 first-round pick has hit a rough two-game patch -- during which has completed only 49 percent of his pass attempts -- after it looked like he turned his career around over the first four contests. Perhaps a favorable matchup against the Giants next Sunday can get his comeback tour back on track.

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