Following Cam Newton’s epic dismantling of the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game, his message was simple, “We’re not done, we’ve got one more to go.” Even amidst the confetti and celebration dances at Bank of America Stadium, Newton kept his focus on his team’s ultimate goal of winning Super Bowl 50.
Even more impressive was the focus Newton exhibited during the game. The Denver Broncos clinched a spot in the Super Bowl before the Panthers’ game got under way, but Newton had no idea of the AFC Championship game’s final result. The Broncos-Patriots outcome was undoubtedly displayed on scoreboards throughout the stadium for Panthers fans and players to see, but somehow Newton was able to block it out so he could focus exclusively on the task ahead. The 49-15 victory is evidence that it worked.
In the postgame interview below, Newton found out he will be playing against the Broncos and Peyton Manning in Super Bowl 50. His look of genuine surprise and the fact that he calls Peyton Manning “The Sheriff” are just great.