It’s getting to be a copy and paste situation (not that we’re that smart here): Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
That’s three such awards in five weeks for Newton. The last time that happened was 2007, when Tom Brady of the Patriots won three player of the week awards in five weeks while quarterbacking an undefeated team.
The award is the sixth of Newton’s career and came after he threw five touchdown passes in the wildest game of the weekend, a 41-38 win in New Orleans. The winning points came with 1:05 left on a Newton pass to Jerricho Cotchery.
Newton was 28-of-41 passing for 331 yards. He also ran 10 times for 49 yards.
For the season, Newton has 25 touchdown passes vs. 10 interceptions, 2,797 passing yards, 476 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.