and his Denver Broncos teammates forced Carolina Panthers' quarterback to have a very bad day. Miller, who was drafted just after Newton in the top two picks in 2011, sacked Newton on Carolina's opening series. In the third quarter, Tony Carter picked off Newton and returned the ball 40 yards for a touchdown. After both the sack and pick-six, Denver celebrated using Newton's "Superman" move.
The Broncos sacked Newton seven times, including one for a safety. Why were they so fired up for Newton and the hapless Panthers? Newton caused the problem himself when he appeared with Miller at an event in the off-season.
When a fan asked what Newton thought about playing Miller and the Broncos. According to Miller, Newton stood up, stood over Miller, and said his team was going to crush the Broncos.