The good Cam Newton showed up Sunday and the Panthers followed their quarterback's lead to an easy win. A week after taking a beating and losing four turnovers in a loss at Arizona Newton accounted for four touchdowns Sunday as the Panthers blew out the Vikings 35-10 before an unhappy crowd at the Metrodome. In their two victories against the Giants (0-6) and Vikings (1-4) the Panthers (2-3) have outscored their opponents 73-10. Carolina will try to even its record next week at home against St. Louis. Newton threw for three touchdowns ran for another and finished with a career-high passer rating of 143.4. Newton completed 20 of 26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns and added 30 yards and a touchdown on the ground. His 76.9 completion percentage was the second-best of his three-year career. Newton's success went hand-in-hand with the play of his offensive line. Newton who was sacked seven times in the 22-6 loss to Arizona was sacked once Sunday and had a good pocket from which to throw most of the game. The Panthers quieted the Vikings' fans early with a long methodical touchdown drive on their first offensive possession.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers roll past Vikings 35-10
Charlotte Observer | Oct 13