Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cam Newton directs Panthers to 10-0 lead over Green Bay

How do you throw for 90 yards on an 85-yard touchdown drive?

It isn't easy, but Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton managed the feat on the Panthers' first offensive series Sunday

Newton could hardly have been hotter for the game's first 5:40, directing the Panthers almost exclusively through the air. The drive ended with Newton lobbing a 3-yard fade pass to Brandon LaFell to score.

The big targets on the drive were Jeremy Shockey, who caught a 23-yard pass on the game's first play from scrimmage, and Steve Smith. An earlier TD pass to Greg Olsen was overturned because the Panthers had an illegal shift on the play, but Newton then hit Jonathan Stewart for a 19-yard screen pass to get inside the Green Bay 5.

The Panthers then recovered the ensuring kickoff when Randall Cobb fumbled. Sean Considine recovered for the Panthers, who couldn't manage a TD drive this time, stalling at the Green Bay 2. Olindo Mare's 20-yard field goal made it 10-0, Carolina, with 6:32 left in the first quarter.

5 comments:

Hacky said...

Hey Cam. Loose the towel over the head.

Anonymous said...

Packers took the Panthers for granted.
Smith looked stupid with his show off antic that backfired.

Anonymous said...

All I hear is a bunch of jealous fans trying to beat up on a rookie. If you hate Cam because of his past, you may want to look back and visit your own past. He's a kid, and kids do dumb things. But as for the field, he has done nothing but proved himself to be a up and coming QB. He looks mature and having a good time. And when he stumbles he gets serious and looks to do better. nothing wrong with that. And for the people who for some reason feel it appropriate for defile others. It just show how insecure you are and you should seek help.

Anonymous said...

All I hear is a bunch of jealous fans trying to beat up on a rookie. If you hate Cam because of his past, you may want to look back and visit your own past. He's a kid, and kids do dumb things. But as for the field, he has done nothing but proved himself to be a up and coming QB. He looks mature and having a good time. And when he stumbles he gets serious and looks to do better. nothing wrong with that. And for the people who for some reason feel it appropriate for defile others. It just show how insecure you are and you should seek help.

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