I was going to simply give the game ball to rookie QB Cam Newton but then I thought that wouldn't be fair to the other impact Panthers in this game. Newton will still most likely win the poll and rightfully so but I still think we should highlight the other key performers. Here are this week's Panther game ball candidates:
- QB Cam Newton - Newton broke the NFL single season record for rushing TDs by a QB with 3, count hem 3 one yard TD plunges. The first was what is turning out to be vintage Newton Super man as he dove over the pile for the score.
- DE Thomas Keiser - Keiser basically logged a stat every category, one each: INT, pass defensed, tackle for loss, QB hurry, sack, tackle. This guy is going to stick around a while.
- S Charles Godfrey - Godfrey led the Panthers with 9 tackles and a key to shutting dowsing the Blount. He added 2 tackles on special teams as well.
- DE Charles Johnson - Johnson wreaked havoc all day in spite of only logging 3 tackles; they were all for a loss and included a sack, a QB hurry and a pass defensed.
- RB Jonathan Stewart - J-Stew ran 14 times for 80 yards and a TD and added 2 receptions for 19 yards. He also added Tanard Jackson to his 'Bucs that Got Trucked' List.
There are your candidates for Game Ball of the Week.
Which Panther deserves the Game Ball of the Week?
Super Cam (486 votes)
DE Thomas 'Blitzkrieg' Keiser (95 votes)
S Charles 'Praise' Godfrey (3 votes)
DE Charles 'Big Money' Johnson (55 votes)
RB Jonathan 'Buc Trucker' Stewart (25 votes)
664 total votes