Panthers vs Patriots Final: 24-20 - Recap
|Panthers vs Patriots Final: 24-20 - Recap|
Cam Newton scorched the Patriots defense for 3 TDs as Carolina defeated New England 24-20 on Monday at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers were a 3-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 46.5.
Cam Newton rushed for 62 yards, while Mike Tolbert added 17 yards in the win. Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell added 62 and 59 receiving yards respectively.
LeGarrette Blount rushed for 49 yards for New England, while Stevan Ridley added 48 yards. Tom Brady threw for 296 yards for the Patriots, while receivers Shane Vereen and Kenbrell Thompkins had 65 and 60 yards respectively.
Carolina was outgained by New England 390-300 yards in Monday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-20 by the Patriots.
The time of possession battle favored New England as their offense was on the field for 30:46, longer than the 29:14 of their opponents.
Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Dolphins. The Patriots will aim to get back on the winning track vs Denver.