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Cam Newton optimistic about Panthers’ “Caucasian Invasion” of Christian McCaffrey, Greg Olsen – The Denver Post

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The soon-to-be for sale Carolina Panthers have two more reasons to be optimistic about making a late postseason run before owner Jerry Richardson sells the team.

Not only did rookie running back Christian McCaffrey have one of his most productive days as a pro, but the Panthers (10-4) finally got three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen firmly back in the offensive mix on Sunday.

Olsen, who has missed most of the season with a broken foot, looked like his old self with nine catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers. McCaffrey had 136 yards from scrimmage and a TD.

Panthers quarterback called it “The Caucasian Invasion.”

“Those guys came in and had a great game,” said Newton, who threw for four touchdowns. “We are going to need that more moving forward.”

Olsen had only four catches for 38 yards coming into the game.

“Once you get going, it’s funny how the game really starts getting into a rhythm and you feel like every ball is going to come your way,” Olsen said.

McCaffrey started the game for the Panthers and touched the ball nine times on the opening drive, which he capped with a 7-yard TD catch.

“The more football that he sees, the more that he understands,” Newton said. “There is a lot of just being on the same page. That’s similar to Greg. Being back for a couple of weeks now, he’s starting to get back to his regular self. Finding the open zones and the open holes.”

McCaffrey, who has 73 catches and five receiving touchdowns this season, is the only rookie running back in NFL history with at least 70 receptions and five touchdown catches.

DAVIS PUNISHMENT: The Panthers should be concerned about whether they’ll have linebacker Thomas Davis back for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Davis delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit to Davante Adams, knocking the Packers wide receiver out of the game with a concussion — his second of the season.

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