The Panthers finally got their first win of the season out of the way, but it certainly wasn’t pretty. In fact, not much about the win was, including the weather which featured driving rain and slippery conditions on the field. At the end of the day, however, the Panthers came out on top and captured their third win in the past two seasons.
Cam Newton didn’t quite put up the numbers he has the past two weeks, but he also steered clear of the interceptions that caused him problems in week two. Newton went 18 for 34 passing with one TD and 158 yards. Newton looked especially strong in the last drive of the game, completing every pass, then throwing a strike on the two point conversion.
The running game finally broke out a bit more after struggling to get anything at all in the way of yards through the first two weeks. Jonathan Stewart had 59 yards on ten carries, and DeAngelo Williams had 18 yards on ten attempts. Newton ended the night with 27 yards on seven attempts.
Carolina’s next game will be at Chicago next Sunday in a showdown between two 1-2 teams. Both will be wanting to climb back to .500 for the season, and neither will want to fall into a 1-3 hole. Look for a great game on both sides of the field.