|cam newton: we could easily be 2-0|
cam newton | carolina panthers
The New York Giants crushed the Carolina Panthers when the two sides met in 2012, but quarterback Cam Newton is determined not to let history repeat itself.
Cam Newton may be on his way to becoming one of the NFL’s great quarterbacks. Last season, he threw for 3,869 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for another 741 yards and eight touchdowns. Perhaps more importantly, he led the Panthers to win in each of their last four games of 2012, two of which were against divisional opponents.
Newton’s growth and the way that Carolina ended last season were both reasons for optimism coming into 2013. However, the last time the Giants saw the Panthers, it was Week 3 of last season and Carolina looked like anything but a playoff contender. New York won 36-7 in a game that was an embarrassment for Newton and his teammates.