The Carolina Panthers stay undefeated in a clutch performance from Cam Newton to secure a 41-38 over the New Orleans Saints. Newton finished the game with 5 touchdowns and one interception.
I expected us to win the football game,” Newton said according to the Associated Press, adding he wasn’t pleased by how tight the game got at the end against the reeling Saints (4-8), who’ve lost four straight. ”We’ve got to find ways moving forward not to put ourselves in this position. This was a wakeup call for us. And moving forward, we know we can’t just win games by us showing up.
The Panthers are the only undefeated team left in the NFL. They are the ninth team in the Super Bowl era to go 12-0. Panthers also won 16 straight regular season games dating back last season in which the streak started at the superdome. Newton shown why he should be the MVP after another comeback win. They may finish 16-0 or have one loss before the season is over, but it is all about the development to be one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the league.
That is one of the things that we get out of this that we will certainly build on, that (Newton) was able to win a shootout and take a drive in the fourth quarter to give us a chance,” Carolina coach Ron Rivera said after capturing his third successive division title. ”It goes back to his whole development as a quarterback in this league. I am really proud of what he did and the confidence with which he played.
The Panthers face an inconsistent Falcons team at home to keep the streak alive.