It's time to pick our weekly Panthers Game Ball winner. I realize sometimes its hard to pick a winner after as loss (in particular to the Bears). It was a valiant effort and though I am getting tired of moral victories I think we have several Panthers worthy of consideration for the Game Ball.
- QB Cam Newton was 27 for 46 with 374 yards, 1 Passing TD, 2 Rushing TDs, INT, 35 yards rushing, QB rating of 83.1...A great stat line that is becoming the norm for young Newton
RB DeAngelo Williams had 82 yards on 10 carries for a 8.2 ypc average (Even I can do that math)... It was nice seeing Williams get some daylight.
WR Steve Smith had 8 receptions for 181 yards... Smitty took some shots in this game and got up quickly every time (and talking a little smack too I'm sure)
- TE Greg Olsen had 5 catches for 50 yards and a TD...It took a little while to get going but once he did he caught everything thrown his way
- SS Charles Godfrey has 5 tackles, 1 PD and his first INT of the season. On one red zone series he made all three tackles to force a FG try.
- DE Charles Johnson got a sack for the fourth straight game, 2 tackles,1 TFL and 1 QH...a stat line becoming more the norm for Big Money