Cam Newton completed 19-of-28 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns in Carolina's 24-20, Week 11 win over the Patriots on Monday night.
The Panthers are for real. This was the game of the year. Newton added 62 yards rushing on seven scrambles, with a few of them being ridiculous shows of athleticism. One stood out in particular. On a third-and-seven, Cam felt the pocket collapsing, retreated 19 yards behind the line of scrimmage, made three defenders miss, and scampered 14 yards for a first down. Finally, on the Panthers' final game-winning touchdown drive, Newton picked up first downs with his legs on a third-and-six before getting another new set of downs on a designed third-and-two run. Passing-wise, Cam missed his typical handful of throws in the short game by overshooting a few receivers. But overall, he showed up big time in the nation's spotlight. Cam's second touchdown strike, a 15-yarder to Greg Olsen on third-and-4 on a corner route, was a bullet where only his tight end could catch it. Newton's other scores went to Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn. Newton and the 7-3 Panthers travel to Miami next.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:39:00 PM