Cam Newton named NFC offensive player of the week

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The Panthers are off to an 8-0 start, which has helped generate some talk about quarterback Cam Newton being a contender for league MVP this season.

There’s a long way to go before that award is handed out and other strong choices at this point in the season, but Newton did rise above the competition for one honor. Newton has been named the NFC offensive player of the week for his performance against the Packers in Week Nine.

Newton was 15-of-30 for 297 yards through the air and ran for 57 yards on nine carries in the 37-29 win. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for one in the win, which gave the Panthers a two-game lead over their closest competition for home field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

There are certainly quarterbacks with passing numbers more eye-popping than the ones Newton has produced this season, but there aren’t many players asked to do as much for their teams as the Panthers ask of Newton. That’s worked out very well for them so far this season and the weekly honor recognizes how much that effort meant to the team last Sunday.

46 responses to “Cam Newton named NFC offensive player of the week

  1. The one thing a MVP does is make players around him better. The WR’s he has are all sub-par, yet he is making them look great. Not to mention 8-0. He’s got my vote.
    #keeppounding

  2. “Newton was 15-of-30 for 297 yards through the air and ran for 57 yards on nine carries in the 37-29 win.”

    How ridiculous is this in a week that saw crazy numbers put up by QB’s, WR’s and RB’s?

    Nothing makes sense in the NFL anymore.

  3. Good for Cam!!! If my team is in a large hole, which they are, I hope Cam or Peyton takes it all the way this year…….

  4. widerightyouloseagain says:
    Nov 11, 2015 10:23 AM
    “Newton was 15-of-30 for 297 yards through the air and ran for 57 yards on nine carries in the 37-29 win.”

    How ridiculous is this in a week that saw crazy numbers put up by QB’s, WR’s and RB’s?

    Nothing makes sense in the NFL anymore.
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    Of course it doesn’t make sense to you. Because you have done what every talking head and most fans have done – you got out the stat sheet, saw Cam’s completion percentage, stopped reading, threw the stat sheet away and began screaming at the top of your lungs that Newton sucks.

    Just like everybody else………

  5. And he destroyed one fans personal property… I guess thats the NFL trifecta.

    P.S. The panthers have now come out and said the banner was legal and should not have been touched, they are working out a financial settlement with the fan. At least the upper echelon of the organization has class.

  6. widerightyouloseagain says:
    Nov 11, 2015 10:23 AM
    “Newton was 15-of-30 for 297 yards through the air and ran for 57 yards on nine carries in the 37-29 win.”

    How ridiculous is this in a week that saw crazy numbers put up by QB’s, WR’s and RB’s?

    Nothing makes sense in the NFL anymore.
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    Of course it doesn’t make sense because you, like everyone else, look at Cam’s completion percentage, stop reading, and begin screaming at the top of your lungs the Newton is the worst QB that ever lived.

    Try to force yourself to look at some other numbers. You’ll see how good he is.

  7. widerightyouloseagain says:

    How ridiculous is this in a week that saw crazy numbers put up by QB’s, WR’s and RB’s?

    Nothing makes sense in the NFL anymore
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    “Stats are for losers. The only numbers that matter are the big ones on the scoreboard at the end of the game” The Hoodie

    I have never been a Cam booster but give him his due, he may have figured it out. It may not always be pretty but Newton seems to be putting it together. It doesn’t always have to be a thing of beauty. In the words of the late Al Davis “Just Win Baby” and that is what Newton is doing

  8. I would’ve gone with Antonio Brown who had 284 yards as a receiver and was on the verge of setting an all-time record before Roethlisberger went down.

  9. Watch the entire game and you observe two things:

    1) Cam making a inaccurate throws, a few bad decisions, missing certain easy completions, etc. To a much higher degree than many other QBs (even guys like Dalton)

    2) Cam making outstanding throws (both deep balls and zingers), clutch runs for first downs and touchdowns, understanding the game situation and increasingly making smart audibles and check downs to open receivers

    What happens in catgeory 1) drives the mediocre completion percentage. What happens in 2) drives the wins and total yardage and TD numbers. If Cam can reduce 1) over time he can be a top 5 QB.

  10. I love that the two current Players of the Week will be going head-to-head on Sunday. As a Titans fan who lives in Charlotte, I listen to a lot of sports talk radio both here and online from Nashville. I think this game is going to be an education for fans in both cities. There are still a lot of Cam Newton doubters/critics in Music City and Mariota detractors here. … Both of these QBs are seriously legit. Simply put, Mariota is the Titans only hope of pulling off a shocking upset Sunday. But to do it, he’ll have to play even better than he did last Sunday against New Orleans.

  11. terripet says:
    Nov 11, 2015 10:33 AM
    This guy is the most overated qb in the leauge
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    That’s league* and no that title belongs to Andrew Luck.

  12. Eagleswin said:

    “I would’ve gone with Antonio Brown who had 284 yards as a receiver and was on the verge of setting an all-time record before Roethlisberger went down.”

    Marcus Mariota beat out Antonio Brown for the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, not Newton.

  13. eagleswin says:
    Nov 11, 2015 10:42 AM

    I would’ve gone with Antonio Brown who had 284 yards as a receiver and was on the verge of setting an all-time record before Roethlisberger went down.
    ______

    I think they like to give the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award to a guy who plays in the NFC, although Brown had a good enough game that they probably considered it.

  14. Aaron Rodgers was on track to get this award, but then he “got scared” and threw an interception while he was trying to complete a pass to an offensive lineman with his eyes closed.

  15. He is incredible. Minus any WRs and still getting it done. Kudos to Cam. It amazes me how 40 Whiner fans still try to compare Kaepernick stats this year to Cams as if there is any comparison. People outside the Bay Area don’t realize what we have to deal with in regards to these clueless Santa Clara 40 Whiner fans.

  16. That’s my QB
    Deep passes to WR’s who would struggle to start on other teams.
    Read option master
    Designed runs that scare LB’s and DB’s
    Oh yeah and the stat that matters…
    8!!!
    Oh the other stat that matters….
    0!!!!

  17. @carolinachris

    MVP???? LMAO

    Did you see some of his passes? He misses receivers by a mile. He’s not even the best QB in his conference.

  18. A good D will focus on shutting down the run and keeping Cam in the pocket. Cam is not going to beat a good team with his arm. I expect Arizona (or even the Seahawks) to throttle Carolina in the playoffs.

  19. I so wanted to keep hating this guy because he just seemed like a pimp in college. He is so fun to watch because he really does try hard and you don’t get where they are now with others buying into him.
    UNDEFEATED
    that says it all

  20. So many people are going back to stats. Player of the week may be a bit more about stats than MVP so I can understand that commotion a bit but MVP is Most VALUABLE Player for a reason. Now, I love my Panthers, but I doubt he actually wins it whether he deserves it or not because so many people WILL look at the stats which just won’t be as pretty as others. Carolina doesn’t win pretty. It’s not who they are. Cam is doing what they need him to in order to add to the win column. Go ahead haters, keep hating on his stats. I don’t give a damn what the stats are as long as after each game there’s a big “W” next to the Panthers. After all, in professional sports, isn’t that all that matters?

  21. About time for the ignorant Cam haters to open their eyes. Those that are capable of rooting for a black QB at least.

  22. Cam’s having a good season. But he can’t complete more than 60% of his passes. In fact, this year, he’s not completing 55% of his passes.

    And when he proves that he can overcome a big deficit consistently and lead players around him without pouting like a child when things go wrong, then he’ll get my vote.

    And please, someone tell him to stop referring to himself in the 3rd person, and putting words in Ed Hochuli’s mouth.

    Makes him look like a big baby.

  23. grandpoopah says:
    Nov 11, 2015 10:19 AM
    Imagine if he had a legitimate starting wide receiver.
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    Russell wilson won a superbowl with this problem, then went to another with the same problem. Also had a far worse O line, good luck Cam.

  24. I honestly don’t get the Cam hate from some. I don’t think he’s an elite QB by any means, but I think he’s a good QB. He made a dumb move his freshmen year at Florida (7 years ago) and people bring it up like it happened 7 days ago. Then you have the whole Auburn paying $180k for him to come there when it appears that was all on Cecil Newton.

    Cam is one of the few good dudes that the NFL has and gets unnecessary hate. I hope the Titans destroy the Panthers on Sunday, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Cam win another title. It’s been a few years since he’s won one.

  25. We started 3-8-1 last season, and Cam had ankle surgery and was not 100%, then in preseason he suffered a rib fracture in preseason, then he injured us back in a car accident, while all this was happening he was playing behind a garbage o- line, a rookie WR that was suppose to be the #1 WR , with both lafell and smith gone, and the whole time this was going on , cam held his composure , there was no more 2010 or 2011 cam, cam with all this going on, started a 4 game win streak won the division and went 1-1 in the playoffs and now is 8-0, cam matured, he still has more maturing to do, but for those who still bring up his pouting after losses, he just wants to win, and he no longer wears his emotion on his sleeves , he stopped s that if you were following him during our losing streak last year

  26. The Panthers replaced the Packers banner that Newton tore down, and good for them. That wasn’t his property, and he had no right to steal or vandalize it.

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