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To 16-year-old Katie Brown, Cam Newton really is Superman.
So when her hero ran across the end zone after his NFL record-setting 13th rushing touchdown Sunday at Tampa Bay and handed her the game ball, she was speechless and trembling with excitement.
''It was the most amazing moment,'' Brown said in a phone interview on Monday. For the game, she was dressed in a homemade black T-shirt she'd had made the night before that said ''Katie and Cam'' on the front and ''Mrs. Newton'' on the back along with Newton's No. 1.
''I thought he was going to do his Superman celebration like he normally does, but then all of sudden he started running over and pointed right at me,'' said the teenager from New Port Richey, Fla. ''I was in shock. I thought, I must be in a dream.''
A few minutes later, however, she was asked to give the football up.
That ball, it turns out, is destined for the Pro Football Hall ...
BEST OF MAXIM
When Cam Newton crossed the goal line for his third rushing touchdown Sunday, the Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback handed the football to 16-year-old fan Katie Brown.
It didn't take long, however, for the Panthers to come asking for the ball back. It turns out it was Newton’s 13th rushing touchdown of the season, setting an NFL record for a quarterback, breaking Steve...
Cam Newton did a nice job executing the two-minute offense at the end of the first half Sunday, getting the Panthers in position for Olindo Mare's 43-yard field goal that put Carolina up 24-12 on Tampa Bay as the half ended.
With 13 seconds left, Newton scrambled to his left and hit Brandon LaFell, who got out of bounds with three seconds left at the end of the 31-yard...
CAM NEWTON, PANTHERS
12-for-21, 204 yards, 4 TDs (3 rushing)
Just hand Newton the Rookie...
Cam Newton ran for three touchdowns to set the NFL single-season record for rushing TDs by a quarterback, leading the Carolina Panthers to a 38-19 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after the Panthers score against the Washington Redskins in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 23, 2011. Carolina won 33-20 UPI/Nell Redmond .
Four spreads of note:
Giants +3 @ Cowboys, 8:30PM ET, Sunday
This game is the ultimate crapshoot; it could play out in a variety of different...
The Saints stay alive for the #2 seed in the NFC.
After squandering another chance to take control of their playoff fate, the Atlanta Falcons are beginning to realize this is the way it's going to be.
In all likelihood, the postseason race will come down to the final week.
The Falcons (7-5) are right in the thick of the wild-card race, tied with Detroit and Chicago, but their hopes of repeating as NFC South champions are beginning...
The Panthers took the fight to the Buccaneers yesterday, as they came out of Tampa with a very impressive win. Cam Newton was all over the place in this game. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 204 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs. He also carried the ball 14 times for 54 yards (3.9 ypc) with 3 TD runs and he also caught 1 pass for 27 yards (from WR Legedu Naanee). Jonathan...
1st Down – Cam is for Real
A year ago at this time, Cam Newton was at Auburn getting ready to play for a National Title against the Oregon Ducks. The consensus number one overall pick at the time was Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Everyone that knew anything about football just knew the Carolina Panthers would select Luck with the first pick.
Enter January 2011 and Luck decided...
There was a school of thought during the preseason that the Panthers, given their youth and new identity with Ron Rivera and his staff, might start slowly and get better as the season wore on.
That appears to be the way it's playing out.
The Panthers' 38-19 victory over Tampa Bay Sunday was their most complete performance of the season and gave them a second...