Instant Replay: Big Newton breaks record

December 04, 2011|By Brian Moore, RedEye

Carolina rookie quarterback Cam Newton has done something no other NFL quarterback has ever done. Not Peyton Manning. Not Tom Brady. Not Michael Vick.

With three rushing touchdowns Sunday—his 11th, 12th and 13th this year—Newton broke the single-season record for quarterbacks set by Steve Grogan in 1976. Henceforth, let's call him Big Newton.

Newton came into the league a question mark, but he's proved himself capable of playing QB in the NFL.

Now, if only the Panthers could win a few more of these games.

OH YES

Chris Johnson

The Tennessee running back that seemed to disappear the first 11 games of the season is back. Johnson rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' win Sunday, reminding everyone why he was a fantasy juggernaut last season.

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OH NO

Rex Grossman

The former Bears quarterback and current Washington quarterback lived up to his last name, playing a gross game against the N.Y. Jets. Bad Rex was 19-of-46 for 221 yards and an interception in the Redskins' loss.

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UH-OH

LaDainian Tomlinson

Remember when L.T. used to be a monster? Not anymore. Tomlinson hurt his left leg in Sunday's game against Washington and did not return. This after missing the previous two games with a left knee injury.

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