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Panthers QB Cam Newton thriving 1 year after scary automobile crash put things in perspective
This division could have a four-way tie at 6-10. One can only dream.
This year's trio of finalists for the Heisman Trophy—Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson—have already shown they have bright futures ahead on the football field. Henry is knocking on the door of a 2,000-yard season after dominating the touchdown charts. McCaffrey has shown he can do it all with speedy styl
“I’m on somebody’s fantasy league, and I think it’s the man upstairs.” On December 9, 2015, at half past noon, Cam Newton was on his way to work when his truck got hit by another motorist at one of the most dangerous intersections in the city of Charlotte. Newton’s truck flipped and rolled down the street. Newton should have died. It’s amazing he survived the crash. It’s amazing h
Panthers&apos Newton wins NFL weekly honor, again
One year ago today, I feared that I would soon be writing Cam Newton's obituary. December 9 marks the one-year anniversary of Newton rolling his truck after a collision and breaking two bones in his back. Photos of the crash were gruesome. Initial reports on Twitter were sparse and conflicting. Sitting at a desk 500 miles away, seeing images of an upside-down truck, frantically trying to gather ac
A reminder that a year ago today, Panthers QB Cam Newton escaped tragedy
Cam Newton has a message to anyone who does not think he is the MVP of the NFL this season: “kiss my a–.” Newton, never one to be short on confidence, was contacted by Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall for a segment on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” The segment was called “kiss my”, which should give you an idea of what it was about. Here’s the text message Marshall says Newton s
The final field for this year's Heisman Trophy race is officially set, with three worthy contenders making the cut for Saturday night's ceremony in New York City. Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will each hope to hear their name called when the all-important envelope is unsealed. By now, college football fans eve
News from around the Bucs' division, where the Panthers have clinched their second straight NFC South title but Tampa Bay and Atlanta also remain in playoff contention.
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was hit hard in a helmet-to-helmet collision with New Orleans Saints linebacker Michael Mauti during Carolina’s 41-38 win over New Orleans and had to get checked for a concussion during the game. When asked about how Newton was feeling, head coach Ron Rivera went ballistic on a reporter. Here’s a transcription of his press conference exchange, which you can wa
The 2015 NFL season certainly hasn't been a banner one with teams at .500 or worse leading multiple divisions, but there are a handful of teams that are consistently in the top 10 in terms of power rankings. Cam Newton and the 12-0 Carolina Panthers are everyone's No. 1 team, but the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots aren't far behind at 10-2. Of course
With four weeks to go in the NFL regular season, the MVP debate should be heating up. But thanks to the Panthers' undefeated record, it appears as though this season's race may already be decided. Of course, crazy things can happen in the NFL in December, and one bad loss or an injury could throw a wrench into the MVP debate.The updated odds for MVP are below, followed by a breakdown of the t
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Cam Newton makes some folks irrational. They are so blinded by preconceived and post-conceived notions of the Carolina quarterback, they make nonsensical statements and mean-spirited decisions. Consider what happened Sunday in the Panthers' 41-38 victory against New Orleans. After rifling a 13-yard touchdown to Ted Ginn Jr., Newton runs ...
You can make a really strong case for any of these players to win, including several who aren't finalists. Now that Heisman Trophy ballots are in, the finalists have been determined. The Heisman Trust announced the three who will head to New York for the ceremony at 8 p.m. ET Saturday. Alabama running back Derrick Henry has been the favorite, according to Vegas, with Clemson quarterback Desh
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Having sunk to the lowest depths in coach Sean Payton's tenure, the New Orleans Saints are not hiding their frustration. A day after a 41-38 loss to undefeated Carolina dropped them to 4-8 and extended their losing streak to four games, the Saints rued the same ...
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera did not take kindly to being questioned about his team's handling of Cam Newton and head injuries in general after the quarterback was checked for a concussion in Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints before returning to the game."Don't question my integrity when it comes to these things," the Panthers coach said Monday in his press conference a
Cam Newton left briefly to get checked for a concussion after throwing a TD following a big hit. A fiery Ron Rivera got defensive when asked about how seriously the team takes the concussion issue.
Seattle is making a late-season push, but don't hand the NFC over just yet.
Know This: Each weekday, a Denver Post sports writer shares some knowledge. In this installment, Cameron Wolfe looks at why Carolina's Cam Newton should be the NFL's MVP instead of Tom Brady.
You would think that through 13 weeks of the NFL season, the playoff picture would be starting to shake out. Of course, that is not the case, and the races for the wild-card spots in particular are a jumbled mess. For some fun with the potential playoff scenarios, check out the ESPN Playoff Machine. As John Breech of CBS Sports notes, it would be bizarre if the playoffs started today, but he was s
Rivera frustrated by questioning on Cam hit
Cam Newton's case for being voted NFL MVP is getting stronger. Leading the Carolina Panthers past the New Orleans Saints 41-38 for a 16th consecutive regular-season victory, Newton showed off all of his many skills. He threw for five touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 65 seconds left. He completed ...
Leave it to Cam Newton to put a new, multi-tasking twist on concussion protocol.
Every game from Week 13 in the NFL is in the books except the Monday night tilt between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington. That game has some potential NFC playoff implications, but it won't affect the top of anyone's power rankings. After a thrilling 41-38 victory on the road against the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers moved to 12-0 on the season and reaffirmed their spot as the t
Hope is grasped tightly around the NFL in December. It comes in a few forms: Playoff hope is the most common, though there's also the hope that gainful employment as a coach won't end soon. The latter sort of hope leads to desperation, which we're perhaps seeing with the Cleveland Browns as head coach Mike Pettine continues his quarterback musical chairs. Playoff aspirations, however, are a drivin
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took a hard, helmet-to-helmet shot from a Saints linebacker he didn’t see coming. Then, apparently, he had to take a leak. Somewhere in that brief visit to the men’s room/locker room, Newton was checked for a concussion and cleared by an independent neurologist. “Well, I got hit. I deserved to get…
He was his team's second-leading rusher, gaining 49 yards on 10 carries, including one that ended with such a jarring hit that the QB was taken to the locker room to be checked for a concussion. Thomas Rawls continued his strong impersonation of Marshawn Lynch, topping 100 yards and getting into the end zone. [...] for all the recent whispering about the demise of the "Legion of Boom," consider
Cam Newton, Panthers show their resiliency in remaining undefeated
Carolina stays unbeaten on day when everything seemed to go New Orleans' way.