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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:42:47 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has been fined $15,750 for an illegal hit on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Week 12.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:53:33 -0800
The New England Patriots defense had forced a turnover in 36 straight games entering the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers and QB Cam Newton Monday, Nov. 18. However, the Patriots were unable to force any turnovers, ending the NFL's longest active streak.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:28:08 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tossed two interceptions in the Week 9 win against the Atlanta Falcons, snapping a three-game streak without any INTs. The good news is that he completed 23 of his 37 pass attempts for 249 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran five times for 22 yards and a score.
Fantasy Tip: Newton has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy leagues after a bit of a slow start, as he not only does it with his arm, but is doing it with his legs. And the Panthers have won four straight games, and Newton's confidence continues to build.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:07:44 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton had a passer rating of 111.6 by going 23-for-32 for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 8 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 24. Newton also ran for a team-high 50 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown. He has three straight games with a passer rating over 100 with a QBR of 85 or better. Newton was 20-for-24 for 171 yards and two touchdowns on passes 10 yards or fewer.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:59:25 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has completed 35 of his 43 passes (81.3 percent) in the past two weeks, good for 446 yards and four touchdowns, without an interception. Carolina won both contests. He has completed 65.3 percent of his passes and has thrown twice as many touchdown passes as INTs this season. He credits improved preparation, aided by offensive coordinator Mike Shula, quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey and backup passer Derek Anderson.
Among the positive developments for Newton has been an enhanced ability to go through his progressions and get to his third and fourth reads. It's a work-in-progress, because Newton still holds on to the ball too long at times, according to head coach Ron Rivera, but he's seen progress.
Fantasy Tip: As Rivera notes, Newton played only one season of major college football before he declared for the NFL Draft, so it's unsurprising that the third-year QB has taken a couple of years to mature. There are still questions about his makeup, but this is a positive sign for Newton's owners, particularly those in long-term keeper leagues.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:50:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (undisclosed) left the Week 7 game for a play with an undisclosed injury. He has returned to the game.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:06:49 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tied a career high with three touchdown passes in the Week 3 win against the New York Giants. He completed 15 of his 27 passes for 223 yards, and he also ran seven times for 45 yards and a score.
Fantasy Tip: Newton and the Panthers have a bye in Week 4, so you'll need to make alternate plans.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:53:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith thinks QB Cam Newton is pressing in the early season. "What the current issue is, you have a young player pressing," Smith said. "And what do I mean by pressing? You know when a young player, a receiver, if he doesn't get a lot of passes, all of sudden instead of going down he fights for that extra yard, fumble. That's what you're seeing with Cam a little bit, I feel like, in the past game is, well, (imitates stammering) and now you got that pressing." Newton went 21-for-38 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He overthrew his receivers often, however.
Fantasy Tip: Newton has been wildly inconsistent with his downfield throws, which has left his fantasy owners yearning for more. He can make things happen with his legs, but until he proves he can beat defenses deep consistently, he may be a headache in fantasy circles.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:02:35 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he's not partial to running a high-octane, up-tempo offense in the NFL. The Panthers and QB Cam Newton ran a league-low 50 total plays in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. "I'm not quite sure what the real, true benefit is other than having a few more plays," Rivera said. "People say, 'Well, you get 75, 80 plays going faster.' You also can go 1-2-3 and out faster and put the other team back on the field faster. So which is it?" Newton also attempted only three passes of more than 10 yards down the field.
Fantasy Tip: Newton is playing in a more conservative, ball-control offense that has limited his fantasy value. However, the Panthers realize this and are planning on opening up their playbook a little more. Newton should have more success in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills defense.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:28:48 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera admitted that his team's offense was too conservative in their Week 1 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. QB Cam Newton only had three pass attempts of more than 10 yards in the game. "There are some things that need to be looked at on both sides in terms of getting the ball vertical," Rivera said as he looked ahead to Week 2 at the Buffalo Bills. "We looked through it. We talked about it and those will be the things that we look to do. We have to create more of those opportunities." The Panthers rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries against Seattle.
Fantasy Tip: To be fair, the Panthers were facing one of the better pass defenses in the league in the Seahawks. However, expect Newton and the offense to attempt to stretch the field more often, beginning in Week 2. This should benefit Steve Smith, Greg Olsen and the other receiving options.
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