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Eagles' defense keeps Cam Newton's big arm quiet

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton has a big arm, and he likes to use it.

In the Panthers’ first five games this year, Newton and his teammates had 17 pass plays of 20 yards or more, which was the sixth most in the league.

Newton averaged 10.9 yards per attempt in a 33-30 win over the Patriots two weeks ago and 10.8 in a 27-24 win over the Lions last Sunday.

But if the guy was going to beat the Eagles Thursday night, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was determined to make him do it in small bites.