CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 09: Legedu Naanee #17 of the Carolina Panthers runs after a catch against the New Orleans Saints during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
It's time to pick another game ball of the week winner brought to you by Samsung. Though we have another loss to mull over we do have some nice performances to pick from this week. The list starts with some of the usual stars:
QB Cam Newton
Newton rebounded from a bad INT to start the game with 16 completions on 31 passes for 224 yards, 2 TDs and 1 TD rushing; a 83 QB rating. The rookie QB was finally able to score the go-ahead TD in the 4th quarter but the defense could not prevent the Saints from answering.
RB DeAngelo Williams
Williams finally cracked the century mark with 9 rushes for 115 yards, including a beauty of a score on a 59 yard option play from Newton. Williams showed he is a great RB when given a little space.
WR Steve Smith
Smitty logged 3 catches for 79 yards with none ever prettier than his 54 yard score after out leaping Jabari Greer for the ball and then stiff arming him to break free.
WR Legadu Naanee
It's only fair to put him on the list for leading the team with 4 receptions for 63 yards including a nice 28 yard catch.
SS Sherrod Martin
Martin added a nice INT in a classic being in the right place at the right time type of catch. Martin added 5 tackles and a pass defensed.
LB James Anderson
Anderson logged 10 combined tackles and a sweet tackle for loss on a stretch play to Sproles.
SS Charles Godfrey
Godfrey has 9 combined tackles and 2 passes defensed and overall had a strong game.
DE Greg Hardy
The Kraken had 5 combined tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, a QB hurry and a pass defensed. A very nice line even for a mythical creature.
Take the poll after the jump...
Which player deserves the week 5 Panthers Game Ball of the Week?
Cam Newton (132 votes)
DeAngelo Williams (204 votes)
Steve Smith (53 votes)
Legadu Naanee (6 votes)
Greg Hardy (48 votes)
Sherrod Martin (4 votes)
James Anderson (22 votes)
Charles Godfrey (7 votes)
476 total votes