The Broncos got away with helmet-to-helmet hits on Cam Newton over and again

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Thursday night's NFL regular season opener was not kind to Cam Newton.

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To add insult to Carolina's loss, Newton took his fair share of (mostly) uncalled shots.

The most egregious? This one, where he was knocked helmet-to-helmet before getting bent backwards:

Another? This one on the next possession.

This one on the final drive:

And this one got called back for offsetting penalties, as Newton's throw was intentional grounding.

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