Sam Darnold, QB (CAR)

Getting chance to start in Week 12

Interim coach Steve Wilks announced Tuesday that Darnold will start Sunday's game against the Broncos, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

With Darnold swapping in for Baker Mayfield, Carolina will be on its third starting quarterback in as many contests. PJ Walker is currently dealing with a high-ankle sprain, the same injury that caused Darnold himself to spend the first 10 weeks of the season on IR, but he'll now get his chance to direct the offense. In 12 appearances (11 starts) for the Panthers during the 2021 campaign, Darnold completed 60 percent of his passes, averaged 210.6 yards per game and tossed nine touchdowns versus 13 interceptions while fumbling nine times, losing four of them.

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DJ Moore

DJ Moore

WR | CAR

Tops 100 receiving yards

Moore recorded four receptions on six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

QB | CAR

Earns another start after win

Darnold completed 11 of 19 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos. He added three rushes for three yards and a touchdown.

PJ Walker

PJ Walker

QB | CAR

Inactive Sunday

Walker (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Denver.

Shi Smith

Shi Smith

WR | CAR

Cleared to play in Week 12

Smith (illness) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Broncos.