Cam Newton frequently refers to himself as Superman.
Well, during one play in the Carolina Panthers' 24-17 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, Newton looked every bit like the superhero, leaping up and over the defense with an incredible front-forward flip, while sticking the landing in the end zone.
“I just know that my heart was in my socks,” Newton said, as reported by ProFootballTalk. When I was flipping I was like, 'Hey, I don’t know how this is going to end.' Then when I was coming down, I said, 'Hey, I can stick this.' So, I didn’t stick it but I still think I got a good high rating by the judge.”
The acrobatic play summed up NFL games in Week 2, which in a few words were — weird and wild. Here's a look at some other instances that support that theme.
Chip Kelly Is Looking Like a Fool Out Here
Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles look every bit like a team that went scoreless for the first three quarters of an eventual 20-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Yeah, well... can somebody tell football genius Chip that this kind of thing can happen after you get rid of offensive firepower such as DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin. Eagles running back DeMarco Murray might be thinking he should have signed for less to remain with Dem Boys. After two weeks, the Cowboys are 2-0... the Eagles 0-2. Figure it out, Chip.
Angry Tom Brady Gunning for MVP
Being involved in Deflategate set something off in Tom Brady. He's playing angry and setting off fireworks in the process. For the second straight week, Brady went ham, lighting up the stat sheet for a ridiculous 466 passing yards and three touchdowns in a 40-32 win over the Buffalo Bills. And the Bills defense is supposed to be dominating. You had em gassed, Rex Ryan. Brady carved them up quicker than the Pats' staff could deflate a football (allegedly). The entire NFL has been put on notice about angry Tom Brady. Sheesh.
Romo Breaks Collarbone
Rough break for the Dallas Cowboys. OK, that might not be the best choice of words. The Cowboys lost star wideout Dez Bryant to a fractured foot in Week 1 and now are without quarterback Tony Romo for up to eight weeks with a broken collarbone. What's next? Owner Jerry Jones is going to injure his hip, swimming in his money?
What a weird week around the NFL!
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