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Cam Newton wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week award

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) outruns Green Bay Packers' Julius Peppers (56) during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The Panthers won 37-29, and improve to 8-0.
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) outruns Green Bay Packers' Julius Peppers (56) during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The Panthers won 37-29, and improve to 8-0. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Another week, another honor for a member of the Carolina Panthers.

Quarterback Cam Newton is the Week 9 NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his four touchdown performance against the Green Bay Packers last week.

Newton only completed half of his passes against the Packers in the 37-29 win, but he passed for 297 yards, threw three touchdowns and ran for another score.

Newton accounted for 354 yards of total offense while not getting sacked in the game. He did throw one interception in the late fourth quarter that could have proven costly had the Panthers’ defense not stopped Aaron Rodgers at the goal line.

This is the fourth such honor for Newton in his career, which is a franchise record.

Cornerback Josh Norman and defensive tackle Kawann Short were each named NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Weeks 4 and 6, respectively. They went on to win the award for the months of September and October, respectively.

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