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Kyle Allen to Start Sunday Against 49ers as Cam Newton's Rehab Continues

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Kyle Allen of Carolina Panthers looks on during the NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
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After a rollercoaster start to the season, the Carolina Panthers are coming off their bye week and will face the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

While it seemed as if quarterback Cam Newton had progressed enough to return to the field, Kyle Allen will get the start once more, according to head coach Ron Rivera during his press conference on Monday.

Rivera also noted that Newton will continue his rehab on his injured foot this week. There's no timetable for his return to the practice field, but Rivera said it could happen this week.

Or maybe not.

Carolina is 4-0 under Allen, so there's certainly no rush for the team to get Newton back before he's 100%. Of course, with the way Allen has played, there's no guarantee that Newton will get his starting job back when he's ready, as the team has surprisingly played better under Allen, who entered the season with very little fanfare.