Newton's slow start, backups
August, 22, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
It's a Thursday in August, which can only mean one thing: Monday Night Football! OK, it's the preseason, so oddities like MNF on a Thursday evening are standard fare, but we'll get a chance to check out the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens in their dress rehearsal for regular-season action tonight on ESPN.
It will be particularly interesting to see whether Cam Newton can get his offense off the schneid; he's orchestrated just a single touchdown, and that "drive" only took 18 yards after the defense forced a turnover.