NORMAN COMES UP CLUTCH: Josh Norman’s game-saving, jaw-dropping interception Sunday against the Saints makes him one of five nominees for the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week. Fans can vote with their hearts here – as many times as they like. VOTE HERE
NORMAN'S INTERCEPTION TOP PLAY ON SPORTSCENTER: Norman's victory-sealing pick was also the No. 1 play on ESPN SportsCenter's countdown. "That’s pretty awesome...my phone is still blowing up," Norman said. Quite a few people wanted to tell Norman what they thought of his play. During a quick interview by his locker Monday, Norman glanced at his phone to find 430 text messages to go through. READ MORE
PANTHERS TRENDING UP: The Panthers have now cracked the top 10 of almost everyone’s power rankings, and as one of seven remaining unbeaten teams, that’s the way it should be. Carolina is only in the top seven in one case however, coming in at No. 7 in Pete Prisco’s ranking for CBSSports.com. They’re still outside the top 10 in Frank Schwab’s list on Yahoo.com at No. 11 but were his biggest mover of the week, up eight spots.
PANTHERS CRACK TOP 10 IN ESPN, NFL, PFF RANKINGS:Carolina moved up four sports to No.10 in NFL.com's weekly power rankings and five spots to No.9 on ESPN's list, both highlight strong play from quarterback Cam Newton. Pro Football Focus also has the Panthers at no.10 and includes a note about the strong cornerback play. READ
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