The Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Jets Sunday afternoon 35-27 at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers offense did not look particularly sharp despite the win. Cam Newton missed some throws, receivers had some drops and bad routes. But, a win is a win.
After the game Cam addressed the media and talked about the importance of winning games, despite one facet of the team not performing well. Even though the offense wasn’t clicking, wide receiver Devin Funchess had a great game. He had 7 catches for 108 yards on 12 targets. Funchess and Newton seemed to like a particular matchup when he was lined up on the left side of the field and they exploited it.
I asked Newton about his chemistry with Funchess and how it has developed. Cam discussed “Fun’s” intellect as something people don’t talk about enough. When asked a follow up question Newton talked about “Fun’s” ability to recognize the DB’s technique and when and how Cam should get the ball to him.
The Panthers are now 9-3 and have a big game next week against the Saints. The team has high expectations and hope to make a deep playoff run. Newton and Funchess’ continued chemistry on offense will obviously be key.