CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton is staying positive - and productive - even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.
Newton is on a quest to lead the Panthers to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history, but things haven't gone quite as planned.
His year began with offseason ankle surgery, followed by fractured ribs in the preseason. The team's front office parted ways with his top four wide receivers and some veteran linemen, making his job a little tougher. And Carolina's running game - as well as its defense - has been almost non-existent entering Sunday's game against the defending champion Seahawks.