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Rookie quarterback Cam Newton played a near flawless game, throwing for one touchdown and running for another as the Carolina Panthers defeated the injury-depleted Washington Redskins 33-20 at Bank of America Stadium. Newton ran for his seventh touchdown of the season, setting a new single-season franchise record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. His 15-yard touchdown run was also the longest ever by a Panthers quarterback, breaking his own record set last week. Jonathan Stewart also scored on a short run and the Panthers now have 18 offensive touchdowns, two more than all of last season under coach John Fox. Newton completed 18 of 23 passes for 256 yards and ran for 61 yards on eight carries as the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 2-5 on the season. Source: Gaston Gazette
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran for his seventh touchdown Sunday, tying a record for most rushing scores by a rookie quarterback since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Newton blew past two Redskins defenders on a 16-yard keeper on the Panthers' first drive of the second half. That tied him with Vince Young, who set the mark with Tennessee in 2006.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For once, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers got to play with a lead instead of trying to erase...
Cam Newton had reason to celebrate after helping the Carolina Panthers beat the Redskins 33-20 on Sunday.
(By Joseph Person, email@example.com) 14:18 left in the first quarterOn third-and-9, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton drops to pass, scrambles and breaks three tackles on a 25-yard run to the Panthers' 46. It is the longest play during a drive that ends with a field goal.
The Carolina Panthers were on fire in the second half offensively when they scored 24 points to run away from the Redskins. Cam Newton was very solid in this game as he completed 18 of 23 passes for 256 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs. He also carried the ball 10 times for 59 yards (5.9 ypc) with 1 TD run. Jonathan Stewart (14 carries, 68 yards, TD) and DeAngelo Williams (10...
ANALYSIS/OPINION The Washington Redskins had it rubbed in their faces Sunday. Anything their quarterback could do, the Carolina Panthers' rookie QB could do better. John Beck can complete 59.5 percent of his passes? Cam Newton can complete 78.3. Beck can run 4 yards for a touchdown? Newton can run 16. ...
When it comes to rookie quarterbacks, there are two schools of thought. The first-the traditional approach of sitting a rookie quarterback for a season or two and allowing him to learn the game at the NFL level from the sidelines, see Aaron Rodgers. The second-throw him in right away and let him learn on the fly, see Cam Newton.
There is a risk with throwing out a rookie...
— Rookie Cam Newton, Panthers, had 256 yards passing and a touchdown and ran for 59 more and a score in Carolina's 33-20 win over Washington.
— Plaxico Burress, Jets, caught three touchdown passes in New York's 27-21 win over San Diego.
Special Teams— Mason Crosby, Packers, had four field goals, including a franchise-record 58-yarder, in Green Bay...
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Worst tackling obscured by talented rookie
Carolina Panthers rookie Cam Newton is hard to tackle, more in a Ben Roethlisberger "he's tough to tackle" way than the Michael Vick "he's tough to get a hand on" way, but still difficult nonetheless. Newton looked like both those veterans combined, plus a little...