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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Green Bay Packers.

For the third time this year, the first time on the offensive side of the ball, the Carolina Panthers had a player be awarded NFC Player of the Week. Earlier in the year, Josh Norman and Kawann Short won NFC Defensive Player of the Week, in Week 4 and Week 6 respectively, and on Wednesday Cam Newton was awarded for his four touchdown game against the Green Bay Packers.

Newton finished that game with 354 total yards, three passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and an interception.

This is the fourth time Newton has won the award, which is a record for the Panthers according to NFL's Director of NFC Football Communications Randall Liu.

Newton has had an incredible season to date and has helped carry this offense to being the fourth highest scoring offense in the league and the best running attack in the NFL with an average of 142 yards per game on the ground.

This award could be a sign of big things for Newton in the month of November as the two players who won NFC Player of the Week on the Panthers this year (Norman and Short) went on to win NFC Player of the Month.

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