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Newton, Panthers roll over Bucs

Cam Newton,  Da'Quan Bowers,  Geno Hayes,  Mason Foster,  Sean Jones AP

Tampa’s reliance on a historically tough schedule as an excuse for its rough year keeps getting weaker and weaker.

The previously 3-8 Panthers rolled into Tampa and rolled over the Bucs, 38-19.  Along the way, Cam Newton set the single-season quarterback touchdown rushing record with 11th, 12th, and 13th of the year.

He broke the mark previously held by, of all people, Steve Grogan.

Newton also completed 12 of 21 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown.

The loss technically puts the Bucs in the basement of the NFC South, dropping them to 4-8.  The bigger question is whether coach Raheem Morris will be back in 2012.

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14 Responses to “Newton, Panthers roll over Bucs”
  1. vexey says: Dec 4, 2011 4:13 PM

    I hope the people who doubted Cam at least watch a few of his games

    He’s just so much fun, just what this franchise needed

  2. beastson says: Dec 4, 2011 4:16 PM

    Rookie of the year.

  3. seneca1ss says: Dec 4, 2011 4:18 PM

    There shoulb be ZERO people in the stands. Go fishing, Go to the beach. its 80 degrees outside.

    Glazers need to spend CASH

  4. Kya_Tropic_Fan says: Dec 4, 2011 4:21 PM

    I think the reason the bucks suck is because of the lockout, you know, since it didnt affect the other teams…eye roll

  5. coderacer says: Dec 4, 2011 4:22 PM

    Cam is great to watch

  6. pilot2011 says: Dec 4, 2011 4:23 PM

    man, when this Panthers team gets its defense back the nfl better watch out

  7. bullethead527 says: Dec 4, 2011 4:25 PM

    finally our def shows up and plays good, if they played like that all year we would be in the hunt for the playoffs,

  8. doe22us says: Dec 4, 2011 4:40 PM

    Where are all the Cam haters? thats right they are hiding somewhere. I was one of the skeptics before he even played a down in the NFL, but after i watched a complete game of his against the Redskins, that was enough for me that this guy is for real.

  9. jimr10 says: Dec 4, 2011 4:43 PM

    Along with Tebow..he will never be an NFL quarterback…..

  10. rudwo says: Dec 4, 2011 4:56 PM

    Cam = Tebow with an arm.

  11. mizzouram says: Dec 4, 2011 5:22 PM

    Who says they have a hard schedule?

  12. bulldogslc says: Dec 4, 2011 5:34 PM

    Rookie QB and HC…I’m just glad this regime is exciting to watch! Next year watch for us as a wild card, then after that…who knows?

  13. dienavinjohnson says: Dec 4, 2011 7:12 PM

    “He broke the mark previously held by, of all people, Steve Grogan.”

    Of course, Grogan was leading the Patriots to an 11-3 record that year, a year after they had been 3-11. Newton said he never heard of Steve Grogan in an interview with the local Charlotte newspaper. That doesn’t surprise me. The way he has celebrated his meaningless TDs in Carolina’s many losses this year indicates he cares more about his individual stats than winning, or emulating winners…unlike Steve Grogan, of all people.

  14. jdd428 says: Dec 4, 2011 10:35 PM

    dienavinjohnson, you are clearly not paying attention. All Newton has talked about after every loss is is dissatisfaction. The guy cares a ton about winning, much more than he does about his individual accomplishments. It just so happens that he excels as an individual player, which is why the team is as improved as it is.

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