Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) dives over the pile for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)Newton passed for three touchdowns, appeared to incite a scuffle with frustrated New Orleans after he went over the pile for another score, and Carolina ended a six game skid with a 41 10 rout of the Saints on Sunday..
The game benefits the Sunshine Foundation, which raises money to grant the wishes of handicapped or terminally ill children. Most of the money raised goes to the local Sunshine chapter’s Dreamlift Program, which each spring takes a charter flight to Disney World full of handicapped and terminally ill kids who otherwise would never get the chance to visit the Orlando, Fla. Paradise to see their favorite Disney characters..
Brandon Graham should also figure prominently into the Eagles’ plans given his ability to overpower Cameron Fleming or LaAdrian Waddle. But what might matter most for Philadelphia’s edge rush is depth. The Eagles have four different defensive ends who finished with at least three sacks.
As the social media campaign flourished, sponsor pressure on the NFL continued to gather steam. On Tuesday, Anheuser Busch, the official beer of the NFL since 2011, said in a statement that it was “disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent events that have overshadowed the NFL season” and that it was “not yet satisfied with the league’s handling” of its players’ behaviors. It added that it had shared its concerns and expectations with the league..
The Rice football was settling in on TCU’s campus in Fort Worth. The Owls opened the season over the weekend in Australia, where they lost to Stanford. They arrived in Los Angeles on Monday morning before another flight to Dallas, and were expected to share the campus with the Horned Frogs until things improve in Houston.
Amidst all the hand wringing about Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, and Mitch Trubisky, people seem to have forgotten that Connor Shaw is still on the roster. He held his own in limited action in the preseason last year before his gruesome injury and John Fox even went so far as to say Shaw had a “bright future” with the franchise. If he recovers fully and continues to ascend, is it out of the question that Shaw beats out Sanchez for QB2 despite Ryan Pace’s desire to have Trubisky tutored under a more established veteran? David D., Rogers Park.