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Cam Newton named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

CHARLOTTE – Cam Newton's fourth-quarter heroics in Philadelphia has earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the 10th time in his career.

Only Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won more NFC weekly awards (14) since Newton joined the league in 2011.

Newton completed 16 of 22 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter Sunday to lead the Panthers back from a 17-point deficit for a 21-17 triumph over the reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles. Newton's 17th career game-winning drive capped the biggest fourth-quarter rally in franchise history also marked the first time since 1985 that a road team that was held scoreless through three quarters overcame a deficit of at least 17 points to win.

Newton now ranks second in the NFL in fourth-quarter passing yards (689) and is tied for second in fourth-quarter passing touchdowns (six). He has topped 200 yards in the fourth quarter in two different games this year, the only quarterback to do so through Week 7.

Newton also rushed for 49 yards against the Eagles and picked up two first downs on the ground, passing Michael Vick for the most rushing first downs by a quarterback in NFL history with 344.

View photos from the Panthers' locker room as they celebrate their win over the Eagles on Sunday.