Cam Newton completed 13-of-22 passes for 181 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Carolina's 17-13, Week 16 win over the Saints.
Newton added four rushes for six yards. With the victory, Carolina earns a playoff spot, and is in position to clinch both the NFC South and the NFC's No. 2 seed with a win over the moribund Falcons in Week 17. Newton had very little most of the game, missing throws high while making zero plays with his feet. He appeared to tweak his ankle, limiting his mobility in a game that was played in monsoon-like conditions for much of the second half. The pick was a tipped pass on a high throw. Newton got it together when it mattered most, however, sticking three huge passes on Carolina's game-winning, final drive. Newton totaled 65 yards on the series, 14 of which came on a game-sealing score to Domenik Hixon. It was perhaps the best drive of Newton's career, and a fitting capper to what's been a top-five fantasy season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:19:00 PM