Cameron Jordan pokes fun at Cam Newton after Saints' win

Danny Woods
January 14, 2018

If Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finds a bottle of wine on his dining table when he gets home, he can thank New Orleans defensive end Cameron Jordan for that.

The Panthers QB struggled to get to his feet before collapsing as he made his way towards the sidelines to get checked out by team doctors.

The Daily News reported that Newton was taken to the Panthers' medical tent and not the locker room. "If he passes all phases of this exam and is cleared by the UNC (unaffiliated neurological consultant) and the team MD in charge of concussion care, then the player could return to the game".

Panthers Coach Ron Rivera and Newton said after the game that the issue was that the player had been hit in the eye.

"You know to go out and sweep a division opponent like that three times for them guys, they know us in and out." said Ginn, "We have dogfights with them every time it's just great things that keep continuing to happen". He said following the game that he suffered an eye injury on the play and that his head was fine.

Hurney said Newton intentionally took a knee because he was told to by the team's training staff so Carolina could get an official timeout, thus allowing backup quarterback Derek Anderson a chance to warm up.

After the Saints beat the Panthers 31-26 on Sunday and eliminated Carolina from the playoffs, Jordan was asked about Newton and his performance in the locker room.

On how the momentum changed after the 80-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. Jordan, a newly named All-Pro, also tipped two passes and might have made his biggest play when he ran through two blockers to force Newton's intentional grounding.

"I just have to be better", he said. I thought the quarterback was out of the pocket.

In the final game, in fact right down to the final plays, it was apparent that this team was yet another experiment about to be torn up and redrawn yet again.

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On Carolina's next-to-last play, Devin Funchess had a chance to complete an incredible comeback with a 34-yard touchdown catch.

It was the fifth time the Panthers failed to reach the end zone after getting past the Saints' 25-yard line.

"I've been telling you all year that you don't sleep on Drew", New Orleans running back Mark Ingram said after the game.

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Newton didn't mention names, but you have to believe one of them was running back Jonathan Stewart, who at 30 could be a salary-cap casualty as he enters the final season of his contract after an unproductive season.

"I've just got to be better".

"I think when you play defensively, you look at the games past and you look at: 'Hey, what can we take away that hurt us in the first two games?"

"That game didn't come down to just one call that could have went either way".

After Gano booted a 39-yard field goal to nudge the Panthers nearer, Brees guided the Saints on an eight-play, 75-yard trek capped by Zach Line's 1-yard touchdown run to put New Orleans ahead 21-6.

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