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Cat Crave's NFC South honors for Week 4

It was an extremely underwhelming week in terms of individual performances for the teams of the NFC South this week. No one really stood out on offense, defense, or special teams. You should keep reading because this week’s selections could surprise you!

NFC South Offensive Player of the Week: Cam Newton

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The Carolina Panthers signal caller was the only reason why the Panthers were in the game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Even though the Panthers fell short to Chicago in a 34-29 loss, Newton once again proved that he is adapting to NFL defenses better than people expected he would. Newton completed 27 passes in 46 attempts for a total of 374 yards. He converted one pass to a touchdown that was hauled in by former Bear tight-end, Greg Olsen. Though Newton also threw an interception in the game, he added an additional two touchdowns on the ground that helped make up for his turnover. Newton once again impressed people with his poise and ability to adjust to a difficult NFL defense like the one he faced in Chicago. Though the Panthers ultimately fell short, Newton once again showed Panther Nation that there is promise in the Carolina franchise.


NFC South Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Bennett


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The Tampa Bay Buccaneer defensive tackle had a monster game in Monday night’s win against the Indianapolis Colts. Sure, Bennett and the rest of the Bucs defense were not going up against Peyton Manning, but Bennett still did his part to ensure that the Bucs came out of the game with a 24-17 victory. Bennett had a total of five tackles, two sacks, one tackle for loss, and one recovered fumble. Bennett is the second consecutive Tampa Bay player to clain Cat Crave’s NFC Defensive Player of the Week award, as cornerback Ronde Barber was given the honor last week.


NFC South Special Teams Player of the Week: Michael Koenen


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If you thought we were trying really hard to find a winner of the offensive and defensive players of the week, you won’t be surprised to hear that Buccaneer’s punter, Michael Koenen won the Cat Crave NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award for Week 4. Koenen belted a total of 5 punts for 220 yards (44.0 yard average) in the Bucs’ 24-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Though his punting average was just that, average, Koenen placed three of his five punts inside the 20 yard line and had a long punt of 57 for the game.

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