You better recognize. If you haven’t, you’re too late.
I have a piece on Cam Newton coming next Sunday titled The Rise of the Black Panther. Check for that.
When Andrew Luck and Cam Newton starred in college, it was easy to see both having success one day in the NFL on Sundays. Now that both are in the league leading their respective teams as entrenched franchise quarterbacks, the two are in lockstep with their predecessors still doing the league much damage in Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. Tom Brady notwithstanding, Rodgers and Manning are leading very talented teams at the mid-season point as well, and face the future of the league today in Newton and Luck. Cam Newton quarterbacks the lone undefeated NFC squad at home vs. one of the most feared teams of this season coming off a demoralizing loss to Manning’s Broncos on the road. Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers mates haven’t lost consecutive games with him under center in 5 years, so this is a true test as Carolina climbs the NFL elite ladder. Andrew Luck leads his underachieving and reeling Colts coming off an exhilarating loss to Newton’s Panthers vs. a dominant Denver defense, and a Manning led offense that just got richer after landing Vernon Davis, late of the San Francisco 49’ers.
Great week in store for fans. Ron Glover will return next week to pick Week 10. For now, batten down the hatches. Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City and Seattle have the week off to recharge. They’re gonna need the energy in this electrifying NFL season. My son Gaston and I picked the week on The Starting Five Live last night. Our audio follows the picks.
Let’s get it…