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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