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January 22, 2012

Cam Newton is Pro Bowl-bound

The Carolina Panthers confirmed Monday that Cam Newton is headed to Hawaii.

With Eli Manning and the New York Giants punching their Super Bowl ticket Sunday with a win at San Francisco in the NFC championship game, Newton is taking Manning's spot on the NFC team in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 29 in Honolulu.

Newton, who broke Peyton Manning's rookie passing record, was the NFC's first alternate at quarterback behind Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, New Orleans' Drew Brees and Manning, who were voted in.

Newton, the former Auburn QB who was the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, will join two Panthers teammates in Hawaii -- receiver Steve Smith and center Ryan Kalil.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on January 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM | Permalink

Comments

I hate to see Eli go to the SB, but I guess at least Cam gets in the PB. Eli already gets too much credit for having one ring, God forbid he gets two. If the Patriot's defense could catch the interceptions Eli GAVE them Brady would have a full hand of rings.

Posted by: Brandon | Jan 23, 2012 12:20:34 AM

Can't wait to see Ace Boogie in the Pro Bowl!!!

Posted by: Matt4hand | Jan 23, 2012 12:27:59 AM

To all Cam haters I'm glad he will get a chance to represent our team and city with those two other scrubs, Rodgers and Breese. I can't wait for next season, Panthers in the playoffs and the sky's the limit.

Posted by: easye | Jan 23, 2012 12:28:29 AM

This is a shame! Matthew Stafford should go..he had a better season than Cam and led his team to the playoffs...over 5k yards and passing and no Probowl? c'mon man!

Posted by: Lionsfan | Jan 23, 2012 12:32:30 AM

Just want to let all Cam Hater's know that Cam Newton just finished his worst season as a pro! Scary thought ain't it! Going to be fun the next couple of years in Charlotte when all the front running band wagon fans have to become Panther fans!

Posted by: joe cool | Jan 23, 2012 12:54:16 AM

Not gonna lie... I'm a huge bandwagon fan. But hey, I like the Panthers when they win and aren't boring to watch. I get too pissed off when they lose. So hopefully things will get better for the Panthers

Posted by: scott | Jan 23, 2012 1:04:53 AM

Stafford should be in over Cam plain and simple. Better numbers all around, led his team to more wins, and got his team to the playoffs (first time they've been in since '99). Apparently rookies and veterans are held to different standards...

Posted by: Stafford Snubbed | Jan 23, 2012 1:12:31 AM

Im sorry how many tds did stafford score? Did he change the face of his franchise? Break multiple records u say oh yeah Cam did. The bigger question is if cam had the lions defense what do u think would b the outcome?

Posted by: Cam Fan | Jan 23, 2012 1:37:37 AM

Stafford had 41 passing td's, cam had 21 passing and 14 rushing (I hope you can do that math yourself). Cam broke some rookie records, and I respect that, he had a great year and is a great player. Stafford's year was better. If you were to say before the season Stafford would have 5000 yards passing, 41 touchdowns, lead his team to their first winning season in 11 years, their first playoff birth in 12 years and NOT go to the pro bowl I would feel exactly as I do now, that he got cheated. Detroit was 23rd in the league in total defense and points allowed per game. Stafford won those games for them, not their defense.

Posted by: Stafford Snubbed | Jan 23, 2012 2:19:03 AM

More importantly who do you think the public wants to see in the pro bowl? Frankly I've never had Stafford raise the hair on the back of my neck.

Posted by: deepenwide | Jan 23, 2012 2:20:30 AM

by that logic ^ Tebow should be playing in the pro bowl next week

Posted by: Stafford Snubbed | Jan 23, 2012 2:34:36 AM

I was pulling for the NY Giants all the way since both Green Bay and New Orleans had lost. I wanted Cam Newton to have the opportunity to go to the Pro Bowl. Had the 49ers won, Newton would not have gone unless one of the three (Brees, Rodgers, Manning) deferred. I think this will be a great inspiration for Cam to want to repeat each year in the future.

Posted by: Baby Huey | Jan 23, 2012 3:19:56 AM

For one thing if Stafford didn't have Calvin Johnson his numbers wouldn't be nearly as impressive

Posted by: Panther fan | Jan 23, 2012 4:47:56 AM

as big of a Cam Newton fan as I am; even I know Stafford deserved it. However, I do hope this is his last for awhile, reason? because he will be in the Super Bowl.

Posted by: GyHighway | Jan 23, 2012 4:58:50 AM

To Cam Fan and Panther Fan:

What are you both, freaking redneck idiots? Stafford had, BY FAR, the better season over Cam Newton. Stafford is only the 4th QB in History to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season. It just so happens, Brady and Brees also threw for 5,000 yard this year.

Stafford has Megatron? Absolutely! So what, Quarterbacks have Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, and Running Backs as weapons. Stafford is a more more polish NFL Quarterback and he had a better season than Cam. Our beloved Cam had the best ROOKIE season by a NFL QB; that doesn't mean he had a better year than Stafford.

Face it, you dumb homers; Cam is getting in because it is a popularity contest and it helps the Network Ratings. Deal with the real facts, because the stats clearly show that Stafford was better than Cam...and we already know which QB led their team to the Playoffs, along with a winning record.

Posted by: Bill Polian | Jan 23, 2012 5:11:16 AM

For the guy who keeps posting Mathew Stafford stats, do you think the guy who finished with the 2nd most rushing TD's in the NFL, with the most yards per carry average should go to the Pro Bowl? That was Cam Newton, on top of 4000 yards passing and 21 TD's. Yeah, when you do both, you get into the pro bowl in front of others.

The Panthers had the lead in the 4th 13 times in 2011. Cam Newton does not play Defense, or Special teams.

Posted by: Panix | Jan 23, 2012 5:37:39 AM

Congrats to our rookie QB: Fly like Superman Cam! You are the man. :D

Posted by: Eagle | Jan 23, 2012 6:44:21 AM

To the Matt Stafford fan stop hateing and get over it and get off Matts jock you little girl Detroit will never be anything
and do us a favor and take your pale ungly butt back up to that sorry city ! The fact is Cam is just better

Posted by: MIKE MCCLASKEY | Jan 23, 2012 7:19:23 AM

love when i can comment and this only way, been banned because i was truthful how terrible Observer sports staff is. Cam will get to play, but i see him throwing interceptions and losing the game for the NFC. Stay tuned

Posted by: BannedbyObserver | Jan 23, 2012 7:21:51 AM

Stafford supporters get a life....this is a blog about Cam Newton's pro bowl birth. The player who finished 3rd in fan votes for Qb and fourth overall with players and coaches. There is no conspiracy the person responsible for Detroit's success will be in Hawaii..Megatron. Stafford is not in the same league with Cam...1st player EVER to throw for 4k and rush for 5c's give us a break...Superman goes into a phonebooth and comes out as Cam Newton

Posted by: chris | Jan 23, 2012 7:22:00 AM

Chris, you get a life...and a brain! This is about your undeserving QB going to the Pro Bowl. I hope he works on his tan. He is only going to improve Network Ratings, so live with the facts, loser. Cam is not even an NFL-type QB, as compared to Matt Stafford, and no QB of Cam's style has ever won anything.

Rookie phenom QB? Give me a break, Chris. Without Smitty and a running game, Cam would still be running for his life. Oh, and if it wasn't for Chud being so open-minded as an OC, Cam would have looked like Blaine Gabbert.

Face the truth, Chris...you know zilch about football. Sorry if I was too hard on you, since I know Chris is a girl's name, so you're obviously wearing a thong.

Posted by: Bill Polian | Jan 23, 2012 7:39:01 AM

The funny thing is that these Stafford supporters aren't Lions fans, they are the same slack jawed yocals who've been wanting Cam to fail all year. And this is just the cherry on top! If you don't like it find another sport to watch!

Posted by: Joe Biden | Jan 23, 2012 7:46:25 AM

from Mike McClaskey...
"To the Matt Stafford fan stop hateing and get over it and get off Matts jock you little girl Detroit will never be anything
and do us a favor and take your pale ungly butt back up to that sorry city !"

Mike, you can't even spell. You're another one of these dumb flocking rednecks who didn't graduate High School, right? Look, since you have proven to all of us you have an IQ of Dump Truck, don't even post until you learn to spell.

Matt Stafford outplayed Cam Newton this year, and even did so when the teams matched up against one another. We destroyed you and your rookie QB. You're just jealous that you have a sh!tty team and you won't make the playoffs for awhile, if ever.

Cam only made the Pro Bowl because he smiles for the camera. Matt Stafford is a real NFL QB; your QB is just the Flavor Of The Month.

Posted by: Ndamukong | Jan 23, 2012 7:47:22 AM

I grew up a Lions fan, Joey Biden. I would like to see Cam succeed, but I can't stand when dumbazz rednecks talk and talk, without knowing the true reasons why Cam was selected.

Cam was 6-10 and LOST to Matt Stafford and the Lions. So, you're wrong again, Joey...Go Lions!

Posted by: Bill Polian | Jan 23, 2012 7:50:29 AM

I grew up a Lions fan, Joey Biden. I would like to see Cam succeed, but I can't stand when dumbazz rednecks talk and talk, without knowing the true reasons why Cam was selected.

Cam was 6-10 and LOST to Matt Stafford and the Lions. So, you're wrong again, Joey...Go Lions!

Posted by: Bill Polian | Jan 23, 2012 7:50:30 AM

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