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How Cam Newton got his groove back and outplayed Tom Brady

Joseph Person, The Charlotte Observer on

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"He gets energy when he runs the ball," Dickson said. "He's a different guy. They call him Superman for a reason, and at times we think he can't lose or he can't get hurt."

Newton played hurt at the end of last season and he's still dealing with soreness in his shoulder.

But he looked a lot healthier Sunday, when offensive coordinator Mike Shula threw the full Newton package at New England after holding back during the season's first month.

"We know what he's capable of and it's been very reserved the first couple of weeks," linebacker Thomas Davis said. "I feel like the play-calling hasn't been aggressive, but we opened up the playbook and it showed."

"You could see it in his performance," Davis said. "He was juiced and went out and played like Cam."

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