Cam Newton Named NFC Offensive Player of Week

Quarterback CAM NEWTON of the Carolina Panthers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played the 14th week of the 2014 season (December 4, 7-8), the NFL announced today.

OFFENSE: QB CAM NEWTON, CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • Newton completed 21 of 33 passes (63.6 percent) for 226 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 114.0 passer rating in the Panthers’ 41-10 win at New Orleans. He added 83 rushing yards and a touchdown.
  • In his career, Newton has four games with at least 200 passing yards and 80 rushing yards with multiple touchdown passes and a rushing TD. That is the most such games in NFL history and only two other players – MICHAEL VICK and RUSSELL WILSON – have done it twice.
  • The performance was Newton’s fourth with at least three touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown. Since entering the NFL in 2011, his four such games are the most in the NFL.
  • Newton led a Carolina offense that amassed 497 total net yards (271 rushing, 226 passing), the most since December 30, 2012 (530 yards).
  • In his fourth season from Auburn, this is Newton’s third career Player of the Week Award (Week 13, 2011 and Week 12, 2012).
  • With three Offensive Player of the Week Awards, Newton is tied with running back STEPHEN DAVIS for the most in franchise history.

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