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

Cam Newton threw five touchdowns in a 44-16 victory over the Washington Redskins and on Wednesday was rewarded with NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

According to the NFL's Director of NFC Communication Randall Liu, Cam Newton was named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week thanks to his five touchdown passes against the Washington Redskins.

This is the second time he has won the award this season (Week 9) and is the fifth time in his career that he has won the award. The five touchdown passes tied Steve Beuerlein for the team record but he now holds the Carolina Panthers' record in Offensive Player of the Week with the award this week.

The Panthers have now won Player of the Week four times this year, with the other two times coming on the defensive side of the ball. In September, Josh Norman won the award and defensive tackle Kawann Short won the award in October. Both players went on to NFC Defensive Player of the Month in the same month they won Player of the Week.

Now that Newton has won the award twice in the month of November, he should be considered the favorite to win NFC Player of the Month. The team has one more game this month but through the four games in November, Newton has 13 total touchdowns (11 passing, 2 rushing) and only two interceptions.

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