Newton went on his first real tear of the season and finished the game with 316 yards and three passing touchdowns. Brady capitalized on the gift with a touchdown pass to Chris Hogan. Especially coming up here to New England, everyone likes to come up here and play us tough. New England is averaging 340 yards passing per contest - also No. 1 in the league - and 100.7 rushing yards per game.
Newton notched up a few more milestones in the huge victory, becoming the winningest quarterback in Panthers franchise history (54) and the only quarterback in National Football League history to reach 50 rushing touchdowns.
"People feeling oppressed and people that are rich looking down on other people, you don't get nowhere with that", said Newton. It was a favorable opportunity that Newton managed to squander with arguably the worst performance of his entire career.
The game is slated for 1 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on your local FOX station. It seems like he has an unlimited number of options on offense, and even at 40 years of age, he is playing like the best quarterback in the league. Brady has three or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. He also has yet to throw a single interception. This offensive line has been a complete disappointment so far this season.
Sunday's game is the seventh meeting between the Panthers and Patriots. Although the defense is still one of the better units in the NFC, they can no longer make the game proceed at the speed that Rivera and company would like, thus putting more on Cam's plate.
The Patriots defense has had serious issues this season and it's one reason to consider the points with a battle tested and experienced Panthers squad.
It doesn't help that the Panthers are catching Brady in the midst of a historic stretch. Now sitting at 3-1 the Panthers are tied with Atlanta for the lead after the Falcons lost to Buffalo, 23-17 at home. But up until last week, the first-round draft pick had been fairly quiet. Funchess caught seven passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns. "(We) figured to get the shoulder a little bit of rest and start getting ready for New England". He might have an easy matchup against New England Sunday, but there is no way to trust Newton at this point. But the Panthers don't have enough weapon to win a shootout with Brady. Look for Belichick to throw everything but the kitchen sink at him in an attempt to keep that from happening.
The Carolina Panthers QB was recently asked about his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and he had nothing but good things to say about him, including calling him a legend.
Tom Brady has proven time and time again that he can bail out a struggling Patriots defense.