Cam Newton is the latest Vikings challenge

Cam Newton vs. Christian Ponder. That will be the storyline during Sunday's Vikings game against Carolina. The 2-5 Panthers are led by the explosive play of Newton. The rookie is fourth in the NFL in passing with 2,103 yards. As a team, the Vikings have 1,229 passing yards.
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Cam Newton vs. Christian Ponder. That will be the storyline during Sunday's Vikings game against Carolina. The 2-5 Panthers are led by the explosive play of Newton. The rookie is fourth in the NFL in passing with 2,103 yards. As a team, the Vikings have 1,229 passing yards.

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