Cam Newton

The 49ers were left wondering what was happening for most of their contest against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No good: Kyle Shanahan’s debut for 49ers marred by the bad and the ugly

SANTA CLARA — When it comes to bad teams, I’m a believer…

 

The Oakland Raiders defense chases down Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on November 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Turnover battle looms as Raiders host Bills

In the final minute of the Oakland Raiders' 35-32 Week 12-win over…

 

Raiders star receiver Amari Cooper, seen here against Denver earlier this month, may be relied upon more heavily today with Michael Crabtree and Latavius Murray questionable.(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)

After quick turnaround, Raiders welcome Panthers to Coliseum

After rallying to beat the Houston Texans 27-20 in Mexico City on…

 

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, right, carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

49ers pounded by Panthers

The San Francisco 49ers ran into a well-rested, powerful Carolina Panthers team…

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, right, carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Ray-Ray Armstrong was impressive through two weeks, but unfortunately, he's now likely done for the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Niners’ chances rely on containing Cam

The San Francisco 49ers defense impressed in Week 1, when they were the…

Ray-Ray Armstrong was impressive through two weeks, but unfortunately, he's now likely done for the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
League MVP Cam Newton on Tuesday insisted his reaction to losing Super Bowl 50 was justified, saying he will not “conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations.” (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

‘Sore loser’ Newton damages image

We should listen to our mothers, right? Cam Newton, evidently, did not.…

League MVP Cam Newton on Tuesday insisted his reaction to losing Super Bowl 50 was justified, saying he will not “conform nor bend for anybody’s expectations.” (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smile at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bay Area won bigger game … and right to more

An estimated 900 pounds of man hugs, give or take a few…

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, left, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smile at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Cam Newton is questioned by reporters after the Carolina Panthers lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Will Panthers fade like 49ers?

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton didn’t say much after the Panthers lost Super…

Cam Newton is questioned by reporters after the Carolina Panthers lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Denver Broncos’ Derek Wolfe, right, sacks Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Broncos win title with 7 sacks, 4 turnovers

In the week prior to Super Bowl 50, the NFL issued more…

Denver Broncos’ Derek Wolfe, right, sacks Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton (1) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates a touchdown by running back Jonathan Stewart touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the divisional playoffs on Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (Chuck Burton/AP)

Best team ever? Newton, Panthers look to build case

As if the golden-anniversary Super Bowl doesn’t have enough of it already,…

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates a touchdown by running back Jonathan Stewart touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the divisional playoffs on Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (Chuck Burton/AP)
Panthers wide receiver Tedd Ginn, pictured during a Wednesday news conference, says he’s glad to be back in the Bay Area, where he previously played as a member of the 49ers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

At last, ex-49er Ginn on fast track to success

Ted Ginn Jr. has said all the right things since his return…

Panthers wide receiver Tedd Ginn, pictured during a Wednesday news conference, says he’s glad to be back in the Bay Area, where he previously played as a member of the 49ers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Smith have had to overcome personal obstacles to get to the Super Bowl 50. (AP)

Broncos forced to overcome tumultuous upbringings

A letter from the president. So few are sent. Katrina Smith had…

Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Smith have had to overcome personal obstacles to get to the Super Bowl 50. (AP)
Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher answers questions during a press conference Tuesday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Oher seeks glory beyond ‘The Blind Side’

The story of Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher was written six…

Carolina Panthers tackle Michael Oher answers questions during a press conference Tuesday in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Cam Newton clarified his past comments about being a black quarterback in the NFL during a Tuesday news conference in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Newton grows up before our eyes

While attending elementary school in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, near…

Cam Newton clarified his past comments about being a black quarterback in the NFL during a Tuesday news conference in San Jose. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Peyton Manning answers questions during Opening Night for Super Bowl 50 on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Jose. (David J. Phillip/AP)

For Manning, Sunday no laughing matter

When a bug-eyed purple puppet was mocking him a few feet away,…

Peyton Manning answers questions during Opening Night for Super Bowl 50 on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Jose. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Serious Newton now all business

Anyone who thought Cam Newton might flunk his first test on the…

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Panthers’ Luke Kuechly, left, pictured with teammate A.J. Klein, has been one of the most dominant linebackers in the NFL this season. (Mike McCarn/AP)

Kuechly too good to be true, but is

No one questions that quarterback Cam Newton is the face of the…

Panthers’ Luke Kuechly, left, pictured with teammate A.J. Klein, has been one of the most dominant linebackers in the NFL this season. (Mike McCarn/AP)
Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)

Montana still reigns over a city, a sport

His hair is silver now, the color of four Vince Lombardi Trophies,…

Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)

As we admire him, Newton injects race

Scared? The only people who should be scared of Cam Newton are…

Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)