Steve Smith Video: Watch Panthers WR Haul in Spectacular Catch from Cam Newton

Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2011

Steve Smith and Cam Newton are already a lethal combination.

The Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings are tied 7-7 after Cam Newton hit Jeremy Shockey on a one-yard TD pass.

Prior to the TD to Shockey, Newton hit Steve Smith on a deep pass to set the team up at the 1.

Smith has quickly become Newton's favorite target. The combination has already hooked up for over 800 yards. Coming into this season, no one even knew if Smith would stay in Carolina, and no one could have expected Newton to be this amazing.

Newton is not only living up to the hype as the No. 1 pick, but completely exceeding expectations. He has been dynamite, lights out and is already one of the better QBs in the NFL.

Who wouldn't want Newton playing QB for them, and who wouldn't want Smith lining up at WR?

This team has a dynamic offense. They still need to add some pieces, but this hook-up from Newton to Smith continues to prove that the Panthers got it right when they called Newton's name in April's draft.

Don't rule out Carolina turning things around. When you have Newton and Smith on the same team, you have a crucial combination that could dominate nearly every team in the NFL.

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