Carolina Panthers Name Kyle Allen Starter Against Undefeated 49ers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Kyle Allen will start this week against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers.

Allen is looking for get his fifth consecutive win of the season against a defensively solid 49er team.

Rivera says Cam Newton will continue his rehab program with trainers this week.  He is recovering from a Lisfranc injury on his left foot.  Rivera says it is too early to say if Newton will travel with the team to San Francisco.

This week’s game will be a true test for both Allen and the team as they play the 6-0 49ers at Levi Stadium.

The Panthers are 4-2 overall and in second place behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.  Kickoff for this week’s game is 4:05pm Eastern.