After their 4-0 start, I was trying to determine whether the Carolina Panthers were the real deal. I believe that many NFL analysts were attempting to uncover this mystery as well. Some thought their true colors would show after their bye week in week 5, but now that we have reached the end of week 11 we can all safely say that the Panthers are the real deal — they’re 10-0.
They have been defeating teams with relative ease all season. Some games are closer than others, but for the most part they have had their way with just about every opponent. In fact, the offense has been tearing it up, led of course by the former Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton.
The fewest amount of points the Panthers have scored this season was in week 1 when they only got 20 points on the Jaguars. Yes, the Panthers have scored at least 20 points in every game this season. Incredible.
Newton has had a great season, with 15 passing touchdowns and more than 2,000 passing yards already, Newton is leading his team to victory week after week. He may not finish the season with the same stats as Brady or maybe some other quarterbacks, but if the Panthers continue to dominate and finish with the top record in the NFC, he might very well be this year’s NFL MVP.
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