@TSFSports Week 7 NFL previews and predictions: Cam Newton and the Panthers look to cool off a hot Aaron Rodgers and the Packers


Cam Newton stepped back into 2011 form in last week’s tie against the Bengals.

The last time the Carolina Panthers (3-2-1) faced the Green Bay Packers (4-2), quarterback Cam Newton was embarking on what became a record-setting rookie season. Newton was 28 for 46 for 432 yards and a touchdown and three picks, he also had 10 rushes for 53 yards and a score. Newton’s performance prompted Packers signal caller Aaron Rodgers — fresh off a Super Bowl — to speak about how “impressed” he was with with the rookie in only his second game.

With the Panthers backfield once again on the mend, the Panthers need a vintage performance from Newton to upend the Packers, winners of three straight.

Bye: Buccaneers and Eagles


Thursday October 16  Time (ET) TV The Skinny Post  After Further Review
NY Jets at New England 8:25 PM CBS/NFL The Patriots are nicked up, but the Jets are in a world of hurt. Patriots 33 – Jets 12
Sunday October 19 Time (ET) TV The Skinny Post After Further Review
Atlanta at Baltimore 1:00 PM FOX A loss here could put Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith on the hot seat. Ravens 27 – Falcons 21
Tennessee at Washington 1:00 PM CBS RGIII should be back before month’s end. DC 28 – Titans 23
Seattle at St. Louis 1:00 PM FOX Rams QB Austin Davis will stare down the Seahawks D, but that’s about it. Seahawks 27 – Rams 17
Cleveland at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS The Browns could be division leaders by the end of the day Sunday. Deepest backfield in the NFL. Browns 23 – Jaguars 21
Cincinnati at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS One day, these two will play for the AFC crown. Colts 30 – Bengals 25
Minnesota at Buffalo 1:00 PM FOX Both teams lost ugly last week. Bills 23 – Vikings 13
Miami at Chicago 1:00 PM CBS Jay Cutler shook off that dud two weeks ago. The Phins are trying to forget last week’s heart-breaker. Bears 28 – Dolphins 23
New Orleans at Detroit 1:00 PM FOX Which team shows their true identity. Saints 33 – Lions 27
Carolina at Green Bay 1:00 PM FOX Can Cam carry the Panthers while he’s still on the mend? Panthers 24 – Packers 23 
Kansas City at San Diego 4:05 PM CBS Phillip Rivers and the Bolts are too hot now. Chargers 31 – Chiefs 21
Arizona at Oakland 4:25 PM FOX Someway, somehow. the Raiders steal one. Raiders 23 – Cardinals 20
NY Giants at Dallas 4:25 PM FOX Are the Cowboys trio of Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and Tony Romo the new “Triplets”? Cowboys 30 – Giants 21
San Francisco at Denver 8:30 PM NBC We’ll be begging to see these two again in February. Niners 27 – Broncos 23
Monday October 20 Time (ET) TV The Skinny Post After Further Review
Houston at Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ESPN Mike Tomlin tackles a runaway J.J. Watt. Texans 26 – Steelers 20

2 Responses to “@TSFSports Week 7 NFL previews and predictions: Cam Newton and the Panthers look to cool off a hot Aaron Rodgers and the Packers”

  1. Miranda says:

    I am really hoping the Panthers win the NFC South. The rest of the division is a hot mess.

  2. Miranda says:

    On the college front…let’s go Seminoles!