Cam for MVP
The football game between the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants provided fans with an insight on just how good Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton has become.
He turned in another spectacular performance in that game, and kept his team perfect, 14-0, with a late-game drive that produced a game-winning field goal.
It doesn’t matter what happens the next this week or next week, he has helped the Panther wrap up home-field advantage for the playoffs, and is the clear front-runner for the Most Valuable Player award.
He has thrown for over 3,402 yards and 33 touchdowns, while rushing for another seven this season.
Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Karl-Anthony Towns has regained confidence of his interim head coach Sam Mitchell, as Towns has seen an uptick in minutes over the last five games.
In December, Towns is averaging 28.7 minutes per game compared to 27.1 minutes per game in November, even though he is fouling at a higher rate (4.1 to 2.7).
With slightly more minutes, Towns has produced 18.5 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, and is shooting 55 percent from the field, and 86.8 percent from the free-throw line as of Dec. 22.
Woodson to retire
All-Pro and future Hall-of-Fame cornerback Charles Woodson will retire at the end of the 2015 season.
Woodson, who won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Michigan in 1997, was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time All-Pro.
He spent eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders before becoming a Green Bay Packer for the next seven years.
He came back to the Bay Area in 2013.
He is fifth all-time with 65 interceptions.