Panthers look to duplicate RG3's effort vs. Saints

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 13, 2012
Still stinging from the thrashing they took from Robert Griffin III, the New Orleans Saints have turned to their attention toward defending another dual threat quarterback in Carolina's Cam Newton. Like Griffin Newton is capable of breaking down a defense with his feet as well as his arm, and presents many of the same challenges for the Saints the Washington rookie did. Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer says the quarterbacks have similar athletic skills ''although Cam is bigger.'' Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the Panthers studied film of Griffin's highlights from Washington's 40-32 Week 1 win, which included two touchdowns and 320 yards passing, and running another 42. Rivera says Carolina will borrow plays from the Redskins' playbook on Sunday when the Panthers host the Saints at 1 p.m.
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