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).
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