Cam Newton vs. Patriots secondary
After two seasons of Cam Newton lighting up fantasy football stats sheets while the Panthers struggled in the NFC, Carolina actually has a team that can win with their young quarterback. Newton has thrown for 1,970 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions on the year, but, unlike Brady, Newton can make quick work with his legs as well, running for 266 yards on 63 attempts and four touchdowns. This will be the first time Newton has played the Patriots.
The Patriots defense has given up over 400 yards passing twice this season, but has not allowed over 300 yards any other time. The Pats have allowed 2,095 passing yards on the year, good for 11th in the league. They are tied for ninth in touchdowns allowed through the air with 13, but have brought in 12 interceptions themselves. The secondary looks to get a huge boost on Monday, as it appears as if Aqib Talib may be ready to return to the field after missing three games with a hip injury.