Originally written November 27, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PHILADELPHIA -- The Carolina Panthers are asking quarterback Cam Newton to do less, and as a result, he's doing more. He did just about everything Monday night, passing for two touchdowns and running for two more to lead the Panthers over the Philadelphia Eagles 30-22 at Lincoln Financial Field. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he told his quarterback not to try to carry the team on his back, asking him instead to lean more on his teammates than he has in the past. "We put a lot on his plate early in the year, and then we took some of it back, and he's really responded," Rivera said. "The last few weeks, he's played like the guy we know he can become." Newton completed 18 of 28 passes for 306 yards, and he ran 14 times for 52 yards. The second-year quarterback took advantage of a couple of breakdowns by the Philadelphia defense to strike for two quick touchdowns. The first time, tight end Gary Barnidge split the defense and was wide open to ca...
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