Posted October 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cam Newton is apologizing for a mistake that likely cost the Carolina Panthers a victory last weekend, but there is no quarterback controversy for coach Ron Rivera's team. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll could be faced with one soon if rookie Russell Wilson can't limit his errors. Newton and the Panthers will try to avoid a third consecutive loss when the Seahawks go for their first win in Charlotte in three tries Sunday. Needing two yards for a game-clinching first down last Sunday at Atlanta, Newton fumbled on a third-down run that was recovered by teammate Mike Tolbert. Rivera decided to punt with 1:09 left instead of giving Newton another chance, and the Falcons responded with a 77-yard scoring drive that dropped Carolina (1-3) three games back of Atlanta for the NFC South lead. "You have to protect the football," Newton said following the 30-28 defeat. "That was a key focus going into this game, and I fumbled. There's a lot of guys that are tr...
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