Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is thrilled to have another big-time

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is thrilled to have another big-time player in his arsenal moving forward.Speedy wide receiver Curtis Samuel Youth Alex Smith Jersey , the team's second-round draft pick in 2017, returned to action Sunday after missing the first three games due to a minor heart procedure and made an immediate impact in the team's 33-31 win over the New York Giants .Samuel scored on a 25-yard catch-and-run reception in the first quarter in which he broke three tackles , and also had a key strip on a muffed Giants punt return as a gunner that resulted in a Carolina recovery in the end zone for touchdown ."He's always been a key asset for us since day one," Newton said of Samuel. "He may not understand his threshold of greatness. Today you saw it. A guy who is very slippery when he gets the ball, resilient when he's running, and shows you the capabilities that he has."Samuel's rookie season with Carolina was marred by injuries.He missed time in training camp with a hamstring injury and later, just as he was beginning to contribute on offense and special teams, broke his ankle causing him to miss t
he final seven games, including the team's playoff game against New Orleans. He gives the Panthers another deep threat along with rookie D.J. Moore."We have to get the ball in his hands as much as possible," Newton said of Samuel.Samuel agrees."When I touch the ball I don't feel like anybody can stop me," Samuel said. "Just getting back in the groove, going back to what I was doing in college (at Ohio State), I feel like it's similar to me. My skillset hasn't changed, I can do all those types of things. I just got to show it at this level."Next week the Panthers will get back a big-time player on defense when outside linebacker Thomas Davis returns from a four-game suspension following a positive test for PEDs.Things we learned from the Panthers' 33-31 win over the Giants:MANNING CAN STILL DO ITThe Giants didn't win, but the much-maligned Eli Manning showed he can still perform in the clutch. Manning nearly had comeback win No. 36, putting the Giants up 31-30 with 1:08 to play on a 15-yard scoring strike to Saquon Barkley. That capped a four-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in which he completed all four pass attempts. "I did not need that drive to know about the magic of Eli Manning," Barkley said. "I knew about Eli before I got here, the way he worked, the way he played, how great he is as a leader http://www.authenticswashingtonredskins ... ter-jersey , how smart he is."ADAMS CAN PLAY TOOWith so many eyes on Eric Reid's Panthers debut , it was team's other safety, 37-year-old safety Mike Adams, who picked off the 37-year-old Manning on consecutive plays in the second half. Panthers coach Ron Rivera called Adams a veteran guy who is a "calming, steadying force out there." Carolina's defense will have a challenge next week in Washington. Redskins quarterback Alex Smith entered this week's Monday night matchup with New Orleans with only one interception and four touchdowns.BECKHAM THROWS TDStrangely enough, Beckham got into the touchdown column with his arm before he did with his hands in 2018. After some controversial comments earlier in the week, Beckham ignited the Giants offense at just the right time by taking lateral from Manning on the left and heaving the ball to Barkley, who'd broken free on the right sideline. The 57-yard score was the longest pass play of the game. "It was a big lift, particularly when you're in a tight game and you have something good that happens," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. "It jump-starts your team and emotions."RUNNING BARKLEYShurmur's plan to get Barkley more involved on the ground didn't produce the same type of spark, though. Barkley finished with more receiving yards (81) than rushing (48) and scored twice through the air. He was repeatedly corralled behind the line of scrimmage for negative yards, starting the game with five carries for minus-4 yards.GANO'S HISTORIC KICKThe NFL hasn't seen a 63-yard game-winning field goal like Graham Gano's since Nov. 8, 1970, when the Saints' Tom Dempsey hit what was then the longest field goal in league history to down the Lions 19-17. It was tied for the second-longest field goal in NFL history, second only behind Matt Prater, who converted a 64-yarder against Tennessee on Dec. 8, 2013.CAM ON THE RUNCarolina's running game wasn't as productive as it has been in the previous three games, held to 118 yards rushing 鈥?below the Panthers' season average of 166. A big reason is the Giants held quarterback Cam Newton to 29 yards on eight carries. Carolina will be tested coming up, facing two top-five rushing defenses in the Eagles and Redskins. While Newton didn't have a huge game on the ground, he did come up with a huge pancake block on Giants defensive end Kareem Martin. Said Panthers coach Ron Rivera: "He is going to lay it out on the line and he is going to help this football team in any capacity he can."AP stringer Eli Pacheco contributed to this report. Coming off an embarrassing loss against the New Orleans Saints last Monday night the Washington Redskins, from staff to players http://www.authenticswashingtonredskins ... dis-jersey , were in a big spot heading into Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. They answered in a big way, conquering a task that stumped them the last four attempts; beating the Cam Newton-led Carolina Panthers. It was not pretty, and the Redskins had to earn this victory the hard way; run the ball, stop the run, force turnovers, and score points. That is what led them to a victory against the Panthers, but what did we learn from their third victory of the season? Let us have at it.Relax, quit the talks; Josh Norman has a pulse.Josh Norman was undoubtedly the scapegoat for everyone following Saints game, and as a player, his presence was wearing thin in the eyes of some fans of the team. The momentum of his poor play was becoming a major story in the media as well too; his former teammate DeAngelo Hall publicly criticized him and mentioned a Hollywood mentality Norman is displaying. Good thing for Norman is that he is a corner, a position that does not allow you to think about the last play let alone the past week. Josh may never live up to the contract he most certainly earned in 2016 On Sunday, Norman proved with two turnovers forced and decent coverage, that he is still very much capable of number one corner production. He has an opportunity to redefine what was an ugly start to the season.Any day now, Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith will make a difference as a pass rusherThe thought heading into the season was that with a better interior pass rush, the Redskins pass rush will be top five if not top three, given the consistent production from the outside linebackers over the previous four seasons. With an underwhelming defensive line, the edge rushers have always been the position group to dominate the sack column for the team. The interior defensive line has improved; however, the edge rushers have not stepped up to the plate and even regressed. Kerrigan has one sack on the year while Preston Smith is still looking for his first. Collectively, the pass rush has been inadequate over the first 5 games, and the edge rushers have been a complete non-factor. This is unfortunate for a player like Preston Smith who is in a contract year and has potentially lost himself some money on the open market the longer he goes without producing in the most significant category for a 3-4 edge rusher. I mean, D.J. Swearinger got a sack before Preston could this season Youth Derrius Guice Jersey , this is a problem. Without Adrian Peterson, this offense is in big troubleThe Redskins have been fortunate to be able to sign Adrian Peterson late in the preseason, preventing another disaster at the running back position after Derrius Guice’s injury. Peterson has been the saving grace for the offense in all three of the team’s victories. Averaging 103 yards per game in the three victories and just 13 yards per game in the two losses, he is the stability the offense needs to move the football consistently throughout a game. If the offensive line and Adrian Peterson are having a successful outing, the Redskins are most likely controlling the game. Untimely penalties and execution have killed the offense to this point and cost them chances for points on multiple occasions. Quite frankly, the offense is just not good, ranking 25th in yards and 24th in points; the ground game is the saving grace. It goes back to my introduction to this, running the ball and stopping the run is key to a Washington victory. The turnover margin has been crucial this year and must continue to be a battle won by WashingtonThe Redskins left the game against the Carolina Panthers +4 in the turnover margin after forcing three turnovers against them and not turning it over at all. Before the game, they were only +1, so it was not great concerning the margin. However, the Redskins have only turned the ball over five times at this point in the year, which is second in the NFL. Comparing this season’s giveaway total to last year’s, it was turned over nine times heading into week seven. Protecting the football has been proved to be great for this team, not giving the opposing offense extra opportunities to score, but the Redskins are not capitalizing on these themselves. The stagnancy of the offense to this point has created concerns because it will be games in which the defense will need them to continue to produce because it cannot protect every single lead on the season. The victory against the Panthers has created a major opportunity against the Dallas Cowboys; another opportunity to stack wins on top of each otherThe Redskins once again proved they are capable of completely controlling a half of football against the Panthers, but now a more significant test comes into FedEx Field this Sunday. The Cowboys have won in FedEx the last five seasons. The Redskins have knocked two monkeys off their back to this point of the season, showing up on opening days and defeating Cam Newton. This is for the early divisional lead, a battle for first place, there is no better time to make up for last year’s 1-5 divisional record than to make a statement against a team they have beaten once in three seasons. Do not get fooled; it will not be easy, the Redskins will have to earn this victory big time and are very much capable. Custom Atlanta Falcons Jerseys

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