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Peete still the starting QB despite two turnovers Sunday, Foster out maybe until week 8 and more.

Charlotte, NC -QB Rodney Peete started turned the ball over two times in the lost to Green Bay will again be the starter against Arizona this Sunday.

"I thought Rodney played good enough to win, we had some breakdowns in our protection that caused him to get hit and fumble the ball. I don't think his play was poor by any stretch," said Head Coach John Fox. "First of all, nobody plays mistake-free football, there's not a player in the league that plays mistake-free football. I think ideally that's your goal, and I think that's something you strive for - but the reality is that it doesn't happen. I think Rodney has played winning football in all four games for us."

Foster Could be out until after week 8

Rookie running back DeShaun Foster will again be out this Sunday and since the two game after this Sunday's game are played on turf when the Panthers travel to Dallas and Atlanta, Foster won't play in those games either. 

So that leave week 8 when the Panthers take on Tampa Bay when Foster could make first regular season appearance.  After the Tampa Bay game the Panthers have a bye week in week 9 of the regular season.

"He's a young, talented player that we don't want to rush back from this injury because it could possibly have some repercussions later in his career," Fox said. "So I think they're being a little bit understandably careful. But again, I'll just take it one week at a time.

Walls get shut out

Tight end Wesley Walls got shut out on Sunday and did have a single catch against Green Bay. It was the first time this season and only the second time in the 83 games he has played for the Panthers since 1996 that he's been held without a catch.

"We called a number of plays, we try to get the ball to certain people and he's definitely one of the guys," said QB Rodney Peete. "It just so happened that a few of the plays we did call, they had the right type of coverage for him."

Get your ticket soon for Sunday game.

The Panthers have about 2,220 tickets remaining for Sunday's game against Arizona, so it looks as though they may avoid a television blackout.

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