"The biggest thing more so than anything else is just the trust, the trust factor and Cam making decisions", coach Ron Rivera said. He had more yards in the game than he had in any of each of the previous three seasons in Carolina.
He was tackled at the 4. I immediately told him that it was an illegal substitution. Kind of stiff-armed the other guy [Killebrew]. I expect the secondary to get drilled in practice this week and come back out next week in elite form against the Saints. Newton threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns while completing 26 of his 33 pass attempts in a 27-24 road victory. "I think she's an enabler, she's enabling her team to disrespect the flag". He had 64- and 57-yard catches in the first half for two of his three receptions of 50-plus yards in his eight-year career.
It didn't look that way initially. As one of two Observer reporters who regularly cover the Panthers, Rodrigue has been following the team for more than a year, and before that, she covered the sport at football-obsessed Penn State.
-RUSH DEFENSE: A-minus - While the Lions struggled to stop Newton and the Panthers' passing game, they did shut down Jonathan Stewart and the run. Any time that someone experiences sexism on the job, we should stand up to it.
It has given Newton and those around him a confidence that he can make all the throws. It's just a matter of him getting back to the opportunity to improve his arm strength. He really didn't have a training camp. It is definitely a strong reason why the Panthers have started the season 4-1. "O-Line toughed it out, running backs toughed it out, Cam (Newton) toughed it out and we just found our way". Manning had given the Giants a 22-17 lead early in the fourth quarter with a 48-yard TD pass to Beckham.
Also having a big day was Eagles receiver Torrey Smith, who scored from 59 yards as the Eagles soared past the Cardinals. As a female sports journalist and a sports fan, this comment made me both sad and angry all at once. "I realize the type of player Greg Olsen is".
While the comments are something I could never understand and are something that upsets me, I am thankful for the motivation.
Dickson also is an example of how Shula is underrated.
One thing Newton has been criticized for during his career has been his accuracy. "It was all about getting the timing down and now we're starting to see the results of it". But Newton and the offense came through on third-and-9 with 2:30 remaining.
Apologies if you were looking for a teachable moment here.
Dickson's performance was eye-opening for a variety of reasons.
Rivera knows Dickson won't always be that open, particularly after this past week. That conversation did not end with a "you were right" or a "sorry for doubting you". "He's nearly kind of like he tried to bully me a little bit 'cause he was a lot bigger". With two losses against the really good teams, a win against a bottom-dweller, and two wins against the "everyone else" category, Detroit's current position is clear. I can only go up from here.