As much as this incredible photo suggests, no, Cam Newton did not recently visit heaven and see St. Peter's pearly gates. This is just what happens when great players are surrounded by pregame smoke machines.
Thrust from the clouds, Newton and his Carolina Panthers advanced to 7-0 on Monday night in a gutsy 26-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Heavy rains made for sloppy play, with Newton only completing 16 of 35 passes for 248 yards, but his 44 yards gained rushing and two touchdown passes (a would-be game-winning third touchdown was horribly dropped) was enough to make the Panthers the NFL's fourth simultaneous undefeated team -- a first in NFL history. The Bengals, Broncos and Patriots also currently hold 7-0 records.
That's God-level stuff right there.
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