We have a long list of deserving Panther players this week from their 48 - 16 beat down of the Bucs. Developing the list will be the easy part this week. Making your selection won't! Though there was lots of offense don't forget a defense that created four turnovers. So here we go:
- Rookie QB Cam Newton threw for 177 yards and 3 TDs that also helped him break the NFL single season rookie passing record held by Peyton Manning. He also ran for 65 yards including a 49 yard TD jaunt on a read option up the middle. The kid just keeps adding to his records.
- RB DeAngelo Williams ran for two scores on only 7 carries and 66 yards.
- RB Jonathan Stewart rang up 88 yards on 7 carries and added a TD on an 11 yard reception.
More options and the fan poll after the jump...
- WR Brandon LaFell snagged 3 passes including a 91 yard TD that he somehow plucked out of the air.
- LB James Anderson logged 7 tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed, a fumble recovery and was essentially responsible for Jonathan Nelsons interception because he tipped the ball.
- S Jonathan Nelson is the feel good story of the day. Signed off the practice squad he snagged his first Pro INT, 7 tackles and a pass knocked down.
Which Panthers deserves the Game Ball in the week 16 victory over the Bucs?
QB Cam Newton (176 votes)
RB DeAngelo Williams (18 votes)
RB Jonathan Stewart (11 votes)
WR Brandon LaFell (35 votes)
LB James Anderson (8 votes)
S Jonathan Nelson (30 votes)
278 total votes