Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/10/13
Victimized by another pick-six by the Chicago defense Panthers quarterback Cam Newton can take solace in the fact he won’t have to face the Bears in the regular season. Newton played three series and accounted for two touchdowns – one for the Bears on an interception that rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic returned for a score – in the Panthers’ 24-17 victory in the exhibition opener for both teams at Bank of America Stadium on Friday night. It’s the third time in as many games that the Bears have picked off Newton and returned it for a touchdown. The first two came in regular-season games in 2011 and 2012 – both Chicago victories. Newton said he hated leaving the game on a sour note but is looking forward to next week’s game against the Eagles when he figures to play a more extended role. “It’s tough. I begged and pleaded so I could get one more series. I’m going home with an interception my last throw. It’s disgusting. But it’s something you’ve got to live with” Newton said. “You’ve got to live and learn. And I think it’s keeping me anxious for this upcoming preseason game at Philadelphia.” The Panthers had their own defensive heroics the loudest of which were supplied by second-year cornerback Josh Norman. Norman who lost his starting spot late last season had two interceptions – one that set up a score and the other he returned for a touchdown. “I don’t know if I would say redemption. I just feel like it’s hard work paying off” Norman said. All the hard work I put into the offseason all the work I’ve been doing and practicing and understanding the concepts of everything. And just my study habits have gotten a whole lot better.” It was a sloppy game befitting an early-August exhibition. The teams combined for seven turnovers including four by Carolina.
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