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  • Newton has record breaking day in Week 1 loss to Cardinals

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  • Snapshot: Cardinals win it in fourth quarter

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  • Notes from the Nest: Cardinals vs. Panthers

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  • Kirk Gibson will let Kennedy’s play speak for itself

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