This season, the Carolina Panthers have been ripping through the NFL during their 7-game winning streak. The pieces are all gelling together as they held Sam Bradford to 205 yards and sacked him five times in their win on Sunday. At the head of this dominance is Quarterback Cam Newton. During his career, Cam has had to withstand a barrage of critics. The criticisms range from things like his attitude to his style of play. Lately, Newton has been silencing his critics. Cam is a physical stud at 6’5″ 245 lbs, and his athleticism is among the best the league has to offer. When it comes to the arena of mechanics, Newton has a powerful arm, but he is not the classically polished QB that everyone dreams of like Tom Brady or others. So what he lacks in classic fundamentals, he is able to make up for with a fluid, smooth, passing stroke. Cam’s strong arm and his release draw similarities to the likes of Terry Bradshaw.
Carolina has a stronghold on their division with wins over the Buccaneers and the Saints. They have also defeated the defending NFC Champions the Seattle Seahawks who are currently suffering. This is still a huge feather in their hat. The Panthers extend their dominance with a win on Monday Night Football over the Indianapolis Colts 29-26 in OT. In that game, Newton went 16-35 for 248 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
Cam Newton & Co. look forward to riding this wave of momentum going into week 8 against the Green Bay Packers at home on Sunday.
Vaughn Resper Jr.
Spark Sports NFL Analyst