5 Reasons the Panthers are winning

Cam Newton has led his team to a first place tie going into the bye. [Image source: Kieth Allison - Wikimedia Commons]
Cam Newton has led his team to a first place tie going into the bye. [Image source: Kieth Allison - Wikimedia Commons]

Going into the bi-week, the Panthers are 2-1 and Norm Turner and Christian McCaffrey are key factors.

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1

Christian McCaffrey

Last season, McCaffrey averaged 7 carries a game and under 4 yards per carry. This season, though, he's looked much better running the ball. He had a career high 184 yards rushing Sunday and has 22 catches this season.

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2

Cam Newton

No brainer here. Cam routinely carries his offense, and this year is no different. However, this season he looks to be back in MVP form. He's completing over 67% of his passes and has 8 total touchdowns and only one turnover, off a dropped pass.

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3

Norv Turner

There was some hesitance to jump on the Norv bandwagon. He hadn't had a great offense in some time, and with a lack of weapons on offense, there wasn't a lot of hope. However, through three games, he's been excellent. Newton, McCaffrey and co. look good.

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