BetOnline sports book clearly expects the public to buy into the hype, setting the Panthers' regular season win total at 8.5, while their Super Bowl odds are priced at 51/1.
Newton nearly won the 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year award in unanimous fashion, throwing for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns, as well as 14 rushing scores, in playing all 16 games. The most telling stat of all is certainly the team's 210-point improvement from the previous year with him under center.
The Panthers were outscored by an incredible 408-196 margin, which resulted in a 2-14 record in 2010, causing the franchise to take a chance on the Heisman Trophy-winning ...
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