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Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are showing signs of life following a disastrous start to the season.
While wins haven't been easy to come by for the Oakland Raiders, they proved plenty formidable last week.
The Panthers try to win three straight for the first time in three seasons Sunday against the visiting Raiders, who hope to build on their first victory since late October.
Since losing eight of its first 10 games, Carolina (5-9) has looked like a completely different team. The Panthers have averaged 28.0 points and 407.5 yards while taking three of four, committing an NFL-low one turnover since Week 12. They averaged 18.4 points and 1.8 turnovers in their first 10.
Newton's play has had plenty to do with the team's success over the last four weeks. The former Auburn standout has an NFL-best 113.1 passer rating to go with nine touchdowns and no interceptions.
"I could not have done it without my offense, and they could not have done it without me,"...
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We’ve known all along that Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newtown is a physical specimen. We saw him dazzle throughout his rookie season and fill up the stat sheet like few quarterbacks, let alone rookies, ever do.
But for much of this season, the ex-Auburn Tiger, Heisman Trophy recipient, National Champion, and NFL Rookie of the Year, struggled mightily as his highly touted...
Last season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton re-wrote NFL rookie records, setting the bar high for quarterbacks in future draft classes. Newton set rookie records, throwing for the most yards in his first two games, set the quarterback rushing record and became the first rookie to throw for over 4,000 yards. Newton also added 706 rushing yards. Several of his impressive...
Cam Newton had such an incredible rookie season that many were already prepared to enshrine him in Canton, Ohio — take it easy with the Hall of Fame talk, trendsetters. But after a subpar start to his sophomore campaign, Newton suddenly had more naysayers than believers.
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Ron Rivera must think hes morphed into Bill Murray and is smack dab in the middle of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.
But instead of Andie McDowell and Chris Elliott, hes teaming with Cam Newton and the rest of the Carolina Panthers in a season that is eerily similar to what transpired last fall.
In Riveras first year at the helm in 2011, also Newtons rookie campaign, the Panthers...
Last week: 25 (+4)
Net points per drive: -0.20 (21st)
DVOA: 3.4% (14th)
Weighted DVOA: 8.1% (11th)
The Panthers have actually been playing some good football lately and have been an underrated team all year, losing just twice by more than 6 points (once on Thursday Night, in a game they were completely unprepared for). However, they’ve won 3 of their last 4, including...
So in what seems like a month from now (it”s three weeks away), the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game on January 7. Former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who currently backs up Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton, tweeted a picture celebrating the game.
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True, this game would be considered irrelevant compared to other games on the Sunday slate. However this has the potential to be a solid quarterback duel in Charlotte.The Carolina Panthers come into this game winners of two straight including a win over the NFC best Atlanta Falcons 30-20 two weeks ago.The Panthers dispatched the San Diego Chargers last week 30-7 and will be facing...