For the third time in five weeks, Cam Newton is once again the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
And he’s in great company.
Newton went 28-for-41 for 331 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in the 41-38 win against New Orleans last week to keep the Panthers undefeated. He also rushed 10 times for 49 yards, including a naked bootleg on fourth-and-1 that went for 30 yards on an eventual touchdown drive.
The last quarterback to win a conference offensive player of the week award three times in a five-week span was Tom Brady in 2007. That season Brady won the NFL MVP award and led the Patriots to a perfect 16-0 regular season record.
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This is the sixth such award for Newton is his career.