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Cam Newton has been impressive in his first two NFL games. Last year's Heisman Trophy winner has passed for 854 yards and completed passes at a 62.7 percent clip. Newton has an obvious chemistry with All-Pro wideout Steve Smith. The quarterback has the mercurial Smith enjoying football once again.
The Panthers running game, however, has stalled. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart have taken a back seat to Newton. The duo was supposed to take the pressure off the No. 1 overall pick, but they have been shut down.
The Panthers have lost each of their first two games by only a touchdown. Last week, they struck fear into the Packers.
This week, Carolina faces Jacksonville. The Panthers lost their first two games largely due to their porous secondary. Luckily, the Jaguars offense, with the exception of Maurice Jones-Drew, is toothless. Luke McCown, who is merely keeping Blaine Gabbert's seat warm, will not be able to match Cam Newton.
Ron Rivera and Cam Newton will pick up their first career NFL victories.