The Week Five loss to the Arizona Cardinals was a vital game for Cam Newton. He had performed well in his previous game vs. the Giants and the Panthers were coming off a bye week.
The Panthers are coming off a huge 38-0 win over the Giants prior to their bye week. The win may have saved head coach Ron Rivera’s job.
In the year of the rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson was as good a story as Andrew Luck or RGIII last year. The unheralded and unimpressive looking Wilson simply took his opportunity and ran with it.