This past regular season has been a record setting one for Cam Newton and tied one more on Wednesday when he was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. The Carolina Panthers' quarterback tied Tom Brady for most Player of the Week awards in one season, which the New England Patriots' quarterback accomplished in 2007.
Newton earned this latest award thanks to his performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he completed 21 of 26 passes for 293 yards with four total touchdowns, two through the air and two on the ground. He led the Panthers' offense to a 38-10 victory over the Bucs and did it without his top running back (Jonathan Stewart) and his top wide receiver (Ted Ginn Jr.).
Newton has had a remarkable season, helping the Panthers to a 15-1 record but seemed to improve as the season went on. He earned all five of his Player of the Week awards in the final nine games of the season and over that stretch had 30 total touchdowns, 24 of which were passing, and only two interceptions.