After seeing their team blow a 28-point lead in a quarter, some quarterbacks may be nervous about having to go back on the field to try to win the game with a last-minute drive.
Not Cam Newton. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is so poised that he welcomes the challenge.
When New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught a touchdown pass to tie the game at 35 with less than two minutes to play in Sunday’s game, Newton stayed cool and collected. It’s almost as if he said, “Game on.”
Newton is the first QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and 5 TDs while also running for 100 yards in the same game, which of course he fulfilled Sunday.
Newton led the Panthers 49 yards in one minute and 46 seconds to get the game-winning field goal as time expired. Carolina (14-0) stayed undefeated with a 38-35 victory.