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Cam Newton learning to become more efficient passer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton appears on his way to becoming a smarter, more efficient passer.

It's only been two games, but the Panthers' eighth-year quarterback is completing a career-best 69 percent of his passes - well above his career completion mark of 58.3 percent - entering Sunday's game against the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals.

Those numbers may not turn a lot of heads, but the Panthers (1-1) believe it's a sign that Newton is gaining a solid grasp on new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's scheme and developing as a passer. He's being more patient, often working through his progressions and finding his second, third and sometimes fourth options on pass plays.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Tampa Bay 2001.000
Atlanta 110.500
Carolina 110.500
New Orleans 110.500
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: C. Newton496
Pass TDs: C. Newton3
Rush Yds: C. Newton100
Rush TDs: A. Armah1
Rec Yds: C. McCaffrey147
Rec TDs: D. Moore1
Int: D. Jackson1
Sacks: K. Short2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 732 (16)
Passing Yards: 496 (22)
Rushing Yards: 268 (5)
Points per game: 20.0 (23)
Yards per game: 366.0 (16)
Touchdowns: 5 (19)
Field Goals: 2 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 674 (13)
Passing Yards: 442 (7)
Rushing Yards: 264 (25)
Points per game: 19.5 (9)
Yards per game: 337.0 (13)
Touchdowns: 5 (23)
Field Goals: 1 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/12 C. Clark signed/unrest FA
9/12 D. Williams on IR right knee
9/11 D. White pract. squad add
9/11 D. Southward pract. squad del
9/11 K. Norton pract. squad add
9/10 K. Allen pract. squad del
9/6 J. Sirles cut
9/6 C. Cook pract. squad add
9/6 K. Norton pract. squad del
9/6 J. Sirles off IR undisclosed
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/16 D. Byrd knee (Out)
9/16 G. Olsen foot (Out)
9/16 C. Samuel illness (Out)
9/16 T. Turner concussion (Out)
9/12 D. Williams right knee (IR)
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