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Newton found himself enamored of Roethlisberger's footwork

Cam Newton spent a portion of the summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out alongside Antonio Brown Black Artie Burns Jersey , something the Carolina Panthers quarterback did out of a mix of curiosity and respect."I thought I was bad. ... We had late workouts. I'm talking like 10 p.m-.ish. It was like our second or third one of the day. Whenever he feels the urge to work, he works and I respect it."Newton will get an up-close look at Roethlisberger, Brown and the rest of the Steelers (5-2-1) when the Panthers (6-2) make a rare trip to Pittsburgh. Maybe it's the workouts with Brown. Maybe it's the rapport he's developed with offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Maybe it's the emergence of running back Christian McCaffrey. Whatever it is, Newton is in the midst of his finest season since winning league MVP in 2015.Maybe that's why Roethlisberger just laughed when asked if there's any wisdom he might pass along to Newton."I do not need to give him advice," Roethlisberger said. "He's Superman."A Man of Steel who could be a handful for a resilient Pittsburgh defense. The Steelers were a hot mess during the first month of the season but have figured out things during their four-game winning streak. Pittsburgh is allowing just 275.5 yards per game over the last month. That's from a combination of the rapid cohesion of a revamped secondary and spending less time on the field thanks to an offense starting to hog the ball behind second-year running back James Conner.Still, the Panthers present their own unique challenge. Carolina might be the NFL's closest approximation to a throwback. The Panthers have run for at least 121 yards in seven of eight games, with Newton serving as the catalyst. At 29 he's on pace for a career high in rushing attempts, a mixture of Turner's creative play calling and Newton's pragmatic approach to when he tucks the ball and takes off. While he's still happy to deliver a shot now and then, he's more likely to slide before getting hit.Pittsburgh, fourth in the league in sacks, is determined to make sure Newton doesn't get loose."There's no way he can duck 10 bullets," Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward said. "If everybody is shooting their shot, someone is bound to hit. That's got to be group effort. ... It's a heck of a test."Some things to watch for as Pittsburgh looks to extend its hot streak while Carolina searches for the franchise's first win in the Steel City:LE'VEON WHO?Wayward Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is nearing the end of his months-long standoff with the club. He has until Nov. 13 to report and sign his one-year franchise tender if he wants to make sure he accrues the service time necessary to hit the open market next spring. After some initial angst, Bell's teammates have moved on. Conner is thriving in Bell's absence. He's second in the league in total yards and is the first player in team history to have 10 total touchdowns through eight games."James Conner has been rolling and bulldozing people," Brown said.GIMME THATCarolina is winning the turnover battle. The Panthers have been even or positive in turnovers in seven of eight games and are 6-1 in those games. They are 5-0 when winning the turnover battle outright.Carolina is fourth in the league in turnover differential with a plus-8, sixth in points off turnovers (51), seventh in total takeaways (15) Black Joe Haden Jersey , and tied for fourth in interceptions (11) behind speedy rookie cornerback Donte Jackson, who has four picks.Since 2015, Carolina leads the NFL with 102 takeaways and is second with 62 interceptions.FEISTY FEILERPittsburgh right tackle Matt Feiler will likely make his third straight start in place of injured Marcus Gilbert. An undrafted free agent, Feiler is thriving while opening up holes for Conner and helping keep Roethlisberger clean. Roethlisberger has been sacked twice during Pittsburgh's winning streak. Feiler's success isn't exactly unprecedented. Three members of Pittsburgh's current starting offensive line 鈥?Feiler, left guard Ramon Foster and left tackle Alejandro Villanueva 鈥?all went undrafted."It's how we're built," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "It's what we expect, and (Feiler) is just the latest example of a guy that is meeting that expectation like we talked about. He's capable, so it's understandable to expect those types of performances from him."STOPPING ADDISONFuture Hall of Famer Julius Peppers may have more name power, but Mario Addison has been the more productive defensive end for Carolina. Addison leads the team with 7 陆 sacks, including a sack trifecta last week against Tampa Bay.Over the past 38 games, Addison has 28 sacks."I'm a pretty strong guy," said the 6-foor-3, 260-pound Addison. "People underestimate me because I look kind of small, but I pack a punch. By the time they miss and my hands get on the inside of them, I'm running them back and they're like 'Dang, this guy's stronger than I thought.'"AP Sports Writer Steve Reed contributed to this report.Le’Veon Bell’s ‘Farewell Tour’ is about to begin, at some point The NFL season hasn’t even kicked off yet, and I’m already tired of all the Le’Veon Bell drama. Will he show up for Week 1 or won’t he? Will Mike Tomlin and the players get tired of answering the same questions concerning Bell Youth Ben Roethlisberger Jersey , not so cleverly asked in a variety of ways,week after week? In a larger sense, are the Steelers and Bell simply in a no-win situation this season, which promises to be an even bigger distraction than last season’s circus? You better believe it. At least last season there was still hope Bell and the team might meet somewhere in the middle on a long-term contract deal during the offseason. Now we all know that, at the end of the season, he’s gone.One thing’s for certain, Bell’s contract drama has separated Steelers Nation in a manner similar to how the modern political landscape has divided our nation — definitely not in a good way.A large portion of Steelers Nation is beyond fed up with Bell’s antics and wants the Steelers to rescind his franchise tag or work out some sign-and-trade scenario. These options aren’t realistic, though, and they’re out of the realm of possibility. Like it or not, Bell and the Steelers are bound together at the hip this season. If he plays at all, it will almost assuredly be for the Steelers.Another portion of Steelers Nation just wants to see the situation work out for the best for all parties involved. They don’t begrudge Bell’s pursuit of a fat contract, any more than they accept the Steelers financially motivated decision not to budge on their contract offer they felt was mutually responsible.That leaves a small group of fans in a place where Mr. Le’Veon Bell can do no wrong. Salary cap be damned and screw the long-term success of the team — Bell deserves whatever his little heart desires and the mean ol’ Rooney family are a greedy bunch of rich jerks for refusing to give it to him. After all, he’s only trying to take care of his family.This might sound funny, but that rationale reminds me of my parents. Growing up, my friends and I would play football in the front yard. It was about the size of half a football field. It was a great place to play football, but my dad was always concerned we were going to break the picture window in the front of the house.

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