CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Simply because of his middling passing stats, several have thumbed their noses at “Cam Newton for MVP” speak, but the Panthers quarterback proceeds to build a situation.
Not only is Newton major the lone unbeaten crew in the NFL, but he’s now including some far more remarkable quantities in standard groups.
Over his earlier 3 games, Newton has thrown for nine touchdowns and just one interception. His 4 scoring tosses in the 1st 50 percent in opposition to the Redskins had been the most at any time in a half for a Panthers quarterback and his five for the game tied Steve Beuerlein’s franchise document.
But when asked if he’s ultimately proving to critics that he is a lot more than an athlete playing quarterback, Newton bristles.
“I’ve explained since Day A single I don’t really treatment what individuals feel as extended as I have the trust of this firm,” he explained. “Much more importantly, the have faith in of the guys out there on the discipline with me. I’ve always labeled myself as a pocket passer with the capacity to run.”
–The magical ride that has been the Carolina Panthers’ 2015 time strike a slight bump in the highway Monday afternoon when two players had been suspended by the NFL.
Defensive end Wes Horton was suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on efficiency-improving substances. Horton was inactive for Sunday’s get above the Redskins in a somewhat surprising shift that may possibly be explained by Monday’s news.
The 3rd-yr veteran has seven tackles and a sack as portion of the Panthers’ defensive conclude rotation this time. If the staff will have him again, Horton is qualified to return in 7 days 16 in opposition to the Falcons.
The league also suspended receiver Stephen Hill 1 sport for a substance-abuse violation. Hill, who tore his ACL in education camp, can serve his suspension while on wounded reserve.
A week just before the Panthers documented to camp, Hill was stopped in Concord N.C. and cited with possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
NOTES: Receiver Philly Brown (shoulder) could be pressured to miss out on a next straight sport since of the quick 7 days. If Brown does not perform Thursday, rookie Devin Funchess will get one more start. … Offensive lineman Amini Silatolu (knee) tore his ACL against the Redskins. Following Silatolu had walked off beneath his possess energy midway by means of the third quarter, the crew introduced he had a knee contusion and was possible to return. It turned out to be much worse for the 2012 second-round pick. … Guard Andrew Norwell (hamstring), who has missed the earlier 3 weeks, is predicted to play in opposition to the Cowboys. … Defensive stop Charles Johnson (hamstring) will be activated from the hurt reserve/selected to return record on Tuesday. … Cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) is facing another 7 days on the sideline. If he isn’t going to engage in against the Cowboys, Bené Benwikere will get his second straight commence.