It looks like Superman has found his cape.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are off to a strong 7-3 start in the NFL, and Newton was the driving force behind a record-setting offensive showing on Monday Night Football.
The former Auburn Tiger and star QB for the Panthers put up eye-popping numbers in a 45-21 win over the Miami Dolphins. Newton completed 21 of 35 passes for 254 yards and 4 TDs. He also contributed 95 yards on the ground with an impressive long of 69 yards.
It’s those kind of numbers that won Newton the 2015 NFL MVP. He is once again playing like an MVP with his latest performance coming in a record-breaking game.
Joseph Person with The Charlotte Observer shared the news that the Panthers 548 total yards against the Dolphins is the most in franchise history:
The Panthers’ 548 net yards were the most in the franchise’s 23-year history. Their previous high was a 543-effort in a 34-29 loss at Chicago in 2011. They also finished with the second-highest single-game rushing total (294 yards).
Newton remains one of the most dynamic dual-threat QBs in the NFL following his impressive career at Auburn. In his one season with the Tigers, Newton compiled 4,327 total yards of offense and 51 TDs. He also led Auburn to a BCS National Championship and won the 2010 Heisman Trophy.