It’s Sunday and me and the baby and my wife got up at 1:30 AM ET to be home this morning.
I’m watching Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, and of course the big one tonight is the Brock Osweiler Broncos hosting the banged up Patriots. The Vikings are in Atlanta to do battle with the Falcons. The Bengals host the Rams.
[Joe Bucs Fan] [Jameis Winston Highlights]
Jameis Winston had the game of his career last week. He threw five touchdown passes in a game, becoming the first Buccaneer to ever do so, and only the third rookie in NFL history. He sits at 15 touchdowns, and nine interceptions on the season. The Buccaneers were an absolute blowout winner, and I lost my teaser because of them.
It’s unbelievable, but the Buccaneers are to .500 on the season at 5-5, and they’re in the thick of the NFC playoff race. I just wanted to get this post up, as it’s the most incredible game of Winston’s career to date. He threw the five touchdowns to five different receivers.
Cam Newton and the undefeated Carolina Panthers are on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. While Newton appeared on the cover of SI twice while at Auburn, this is the first time he’s graced the cover as a Carolina Panther.
SI senior writer Austin Murphy, who had been in Charlotte twice in two weeks, wrote the story.
“The dab, the stanky leg, the whip and the nae nae … Cam Newton is dancing his way into MVP contention,” Murphy writes in the piece, which has not yet been published online. “And if you don’t like all the fun he’s having? You can take your inferior record and go home.”
As far as any jinx goes, I do think the Panthers lose today in Dallas to go to 10-1 on the season.
[Panthers 44, Redskins 16]
[NFL.com] [Newton’s Five TD Passes]
The Panthers are now 10-0, and have won their last 14 regular season games. Cam Newton threw five touchdowns, and no interceptions; he’s got 20 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions on the season. This might have been the best game of Cam’s career.
You can tell watching the Panthers on offense that they have high chemistry and are really rolling now.
Heading into Thursday’s Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas, things could not be better for the Carolina Panthers. It’s been an absolute dream season, and they just aren’t stubbing their toe. With the performance they put forth Sunday I look forward to the week ahead where they’ll definitely be receiving premature Super Bowl talk.
One game at a time for the Panthers. Cam Newton is becoming the player I always thought he would be. The Panthers are in the middle of a very special season.
It’s Sunday. Nice little Sunday on tap here. The Buccaneers are in Philadelphia for a cold weather game. The Panthers are welcoming in the Redskins to see if they can get to 10-0. At 4:25 the Minnesota Vikings play the Green Bay Packers in a big one.
It’s already week 11, which is so hard to believe. I’ll be back to post about what I see going down today.
[Winston bootleg TD to win it] [TB Times]
Jameis Winston has the first fourth quarter game-winning drive of his career now. Last week against the Cowboys in Tampa, he got by Matt Cassel and the Dallas Cowboys for a 10-6 win.
Let it be said; let it be written that the Buccaneers are now 4-5 on the season. Jameis Winston has a chance to get them to 5-5 on a cold Sunday in Philadelphia. Winston overcame a two interception, no passing touchdown day against Dallas to win the game. He was clearly not sharp throwing the football. But it’s beginning to look like Jameis Winston is going to just win.
[Newton to Ed Dickson]
Deadspin said it best, Cam Newton is so much damn fun.
Newton completed his first 11 passes of the game yesterday, and finished 21-of-26. He could have thrown each of this last 15 passes into the ground and his performance still would have been one of the day’s most entertaining. That’s because when Newton gets on a roll like he was on those first two drives, it looks like he’s playing against children. He’s just so strong and so accurate that it doesn’t even matter who he’s throwing to—this is a team that calls Ted Ginn, Jr. a No. 1 receiver, mind you—he just keeps moving his team down the field like there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Here’s hoping Newton keeps throwing bullets and dabbing on folks throughout the playoffs.
Look at Cam, dancing after a Superman TD with the Titans defense trying to fight him!
I didn’t get to watch a ton of this game, but the Carolina moves to 9-0 for the first time in franchise history; and they get the Redskins at home for a chance at 10-0 next week. This team has simply sucked me back in and become the most enjoying follow this season; and again, they have the most intriguing single player in football.
I always knew Cam Newton would have special things in store for him in this game.