Cam Newton is a clear frontrunner to win MVP, but he isn't concerned with actually winning the award.

"It's irrelevant to me right now," Newton said this week of the MVP race.

The Carolina Panthers remain undefeated.

"It's a culmination of guys making plays and (me) feeling comfortable in the pocket. Everybody is doing their job," Newton said. "Offensive football is the ultimate team sport. You need all 11 members to do their job."

Newton leads the NFL with 40 touchdowns (33 passing, seven rushing).