Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Newton stars as Panthers beat Dolphins

Newton stars as Panthers beat Dolphins

Carolina capitalized on the turnover a short time later, when quarterback Cam Newton found tight end Ed Dickson for a seven-yard touchdown. Carolina racked up more than 200 rushing yards for the second game in a row, a first-time achievement for the franchise. Allowing Explosive Plays - The Dolphins defense started out strong, holding quarterback Cam Newton and company to just 10 points before the turnover by Cutler with halftime looming. However, that momentum didn't carry over, as Cutler had a vintage "Jay Cutler moment" with an overaggressive and unnecessary interception to Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly with 41 seconds left in the first half that took all the energy out of the Dolphins.

Newton's four touchdown passes were to three different receivers, including a pair to Devin Funchess. The veteran running back ran for a game-high 110 yards on 17 carries.

The Dolphins closed the gap with 2:12 left in the half when Cutler's flip pass to tight end Julius Thomas went for a 2-yard touchdown. Stewart's previous high in a game this season was 68 yards against New England on October 1.

The Panthers enter Monday's game with a 6-3 record in 2017 after topping Atlanta last week.

The Dolphins own wins in both games played in Charlotte, prevailing 13-9 in 1998 and 24-17 in 2009.

Carolina's defense was no slouch either, and gave up a lot of yards and a few scores when the game was already out of reach. That formula worked to perfection on Monday and is what the Panthers have been doing during their three-game winning streak.

Panthers centre Tyler Larsen suffered a foot injury and was questionable to return.

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