Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named the NFL’s NFC offensive player of the week for a ninth time on Wednesday afternoon.
The honors set a franchise record in Carolina, but it wasn’t the only notable mark of achievement Newton’s performance against Miami sealed.
Newton threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and ran for 95 yards on five carries Monday night, passing former Dolphins quarterback great Dan Marino to move to No. 3 on the list of all-time total yards in a quarterback’s first seven seasons, behind Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan.
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Marino was actually present at Bank of America Stadium to watch Monday night’s game, a 45-21 Panthers victory.