This has been a week of statements for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton On Wednesday, he opened his weekly press availability by announcing he wanted to make a statement, something he's never done. The Panthers thoroughly whipped a team that won a Super Bowl less than two years ago, and no one was more responsible for it than quarterback Cam Newton. “When Cam’s hot, we’re hot,” said Panther offensive tackle Jordan Gross, and Newton was scorching. But the defense saved Newton there, just like it saved the Panthers all game long. After blowing fourth-quarter leads in their first two games of the season, the Panthers played one of their best games ever Sunday, storming past the New York Giants, 38-0, their biggest margin of victory, ever.