Panthers Defeat Patriots, 24-20

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The Panthers defeated the Patriots, 24-20, at home.

Cam Newton lit up the Patriots for three scores on 19 of 28 passing for 209 yards and no interceptions. In comparison, Tom Brady went 29 of 40 with 296 yards passing, one touchdown and one pick for the Patriots.

DeAngelo Williams rushed for 14 yards on six carries while adding two receptions for 11 yards. Greg Olsen was a highlight, pulling in five passes for 52 yards with a touchdown.

The Carolina defense surrendered 107 yards rushing and 296 passing. They got to Brady for two sacks.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski provided some spark with 59 receiving yards and one touchdown. Running back Shane Vereen also had a noteworthy performance with 65 receiving yards.

The Panthers travel to Miami Gardens next week to meet the Dolphins (5-5) while the Patriots are at home to take on the Broncos (9-1).


Patriots Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
B 84 T. Brady 29 40 296 1 1


Panthers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A+ 98 C. Newton 19 28 209 3 0


Patriots Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
B- 81 L. Blount RB 10 49 4.9 0
C+ 78 S. Ridley RB 13 48 3.7 1
B+ 88 S. Vereen RB 1 7 7.0 0


Panthers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 98 C. Newton QB 7 62 8.9 0
D 65 M. Tolbert FB 6 17 2.8 0
D 67 D. Williams RB 6 14 2.3 0


Patriots Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B+ 88 S. Vereen RB 8 65 8.1 0
B 82 K. Thompkins WR 2 60 30.0 0
A+ 99 R. Gronkowski TE 5 59 11.8 1


Panthers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B- 80 S. Smith WR 4 62 15.5 0
B+ 88 B. LaFell WR 7 59 8.4 1
A 94 G. Olsen TE 5 52 10.4 1