Found October 29, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
"Yeah — he broke my single-game yardage record, and he just broke my single-season rushing touchdown record. Join the crowd -- everybody laughs when I tell them that! My rookie year, I had six rushing touchdowns, mostly because I was running for my life. That was the year we went 1-15." That was how my conversation with Chris Weinke started on Friday. We were to discuss Weinke's work with Cam Newton at IMG in Bradenton, Fla. over the summer, and the drastic upturn in performance Newton's shown since some shaky throwing sessions at the 2011 scouting combine and at a pro day he put on soon after. The Newton we're seeing now shows a progression I've never seen from a quarteback in a six-month period of time, and I wanted to talk to the guy who was responsible for a lot of that. But before Weinke started working with quarterbacks at IMG a couple years ago, he had a few moments in the sun as an NFL quarterback after an estimable career at Florida State. When New...

Panther’s Newton listed on week eight injury report

It is week eight and the Panthers are just a three days away from trying to get its first winning streak of the season going. Sitting at 2-5 on the season the Panthers are looking to build on the momentum they built after beating the Washington Redskins last Sunday, heading into this weeks game against the Minnesota Vikings.Luckily, it looks like the Panthers will be close to full...

Vikings Kicker Boots Cam Newton Led Panthers

  Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:34 left in the game to lift the Minnesota Vikings past the Carolina Panthers 24-21. Cam Newton put the Panthers in place to tie the game in the final two minutes. He completed a 44 yard pass to Brandon LaFell on fourth and 15, but place kicker Olinda Mare was wide left with a 31 yard attempt with 26 seconds left. Vikings running...

Halftime blog: Panthers 14, Vikings 14

Minnesota took advantage of Cam Newton's second fumble of the first half to tie the score at 14 at halftime Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers had the ball near midfield and were driving when NFL sack leader Jared Allen hit Newton from the blind side and forced the fumble. Chad Greenway recovered at the Panthers' 39-yard line with 1:03 left. The Vikings needed...

Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert: Rise Of The Rookie Quarterback in 2011

Cam Newton. Andy Dalton. Blaine Gabbert. Christian Ponder. All four are rookie quarterbacks taken in either the first or the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. They are also all now starting for their respective teams. Jake Locker will move in and start as soon as Matt Hasselbeck goes down with a kink in his neck. It is just Week 8 of the season, and a full division's worth...

Carolina Panthers (2-5) vs. Minnesota Vikings (1-6)

This is going to be an exciting game between two impressive rookie QBs in Cam Newton of the Panthers and Christian Ponder of the Vikings.  The Panthers are 2-2 at home and they gave the Packers and Saints good fights in the losses.  The Vikings are 0-3 on the road where they have been outscored 85-44, but the Vikings had Donovan McNabb under center for those game.  Here is a look...

Grades: Minnesota Vikings 24, Carolina Panthers 21

(By Joseph Person, B QUARTERBACK: Cam Newton became the fourth rookie QB since 1960 to throw for 250 yards or more in five games. Newton had 290 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. But he fumbled twice, dropping the Panthers to 0-6 when he has a turnover.C- RUNNING BACKS: Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams still seem like complementary pieces...

The Shark’s Fantasy Football Week 8 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em

Yes even scarier than ghost and goblins has been the severe rash of injuries that has hit the NFL teams and is killing most fantasy teams. Yes the waiver wire is getting thin, but not because of a fight for talent, but a fight for back ups and who is left. Related posts: The Sharks Fantasy Football Week 3 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em The Sharks Fantasy Football Week 6 Start ‘Em Sit...

Dueling rookie QBs: Christian Ponder outshines Cam Newton

Christian Ponder took only two starts to get his first career win, outdueling more heralded Cam Newton in the process. The rookie showed tremendous poise in the pocket, particularly on third downs, and got a huge assist from Adrian Peterson on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings held on to beat the Carolina Panthers, 24-21.

Key Moments: Minnesota Vikings 24, Carolina Panthers 21

(By Joseph Person, 13:26 left in the first quarterOn Panthers' first offensive snap, E.J. Henderson sacks Cam Newton, who loses the ball. Vikings DE Jared Allen recovers and returns it 5 yards to the Panthers' 16. Vikings score a touchdown two plays later.

Best Fantasy Football Performances in Week 8

A mix of exciting youngsters and grizzled veterans had breakout games in Week 8 of the 2011 fantasy football season. We saw a number of upsets and a few great games. Here’s a look at the best fantasy football performances of Week 8. QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers The Panthers rookie continues to dazzle. He finished with three touchdown passes, 290 yards passing and even added...

Late FG lifts Vikings past Panthers (AP)

Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left in the game to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Cam Newton put the Panthers (2-6) -in position to tie the game in the final two minutes. He completed a 44-yard pass to Brandon LaFell on fourth-and-15, but Olindo Mare was wide left with a 31-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds left.
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