McCarthy took notice of Panthers QB Newton in Week 1

Add Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to the list of people whom Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton impressed Sunday.

With his Packers already having defeated the New Orleans Saints 42-34 on Thursday, McCarthy watched Newton pass for 422 yards Sunday in the Panthers' 28-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

"I think Cam Newton was very impressive," McCarthy told reporters in Green Bay on Monday. "For the young man to go out there in his first game and put up the numbers that he did, it looked like he was very much in control of their offense."

McCarthy likely hopes Newton won't be as impressive when the Packers visit the Panthers this Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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