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NFL: Carolina 16, Jacksonville 10

Sept. 25, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Cam Newton connected with tight end Greg Olsen on 16-yard TD pass late in the game Sunday, handing the Carolina Panthers a 16-10 win over Jacksonville.

Newton's scoring strike to Olsen came with 4:20 remaining for the Panthers (1-2), who logged their first win after losing to Arizona and Green Bay to start the season.

Newton went 18-of-34 through the air for 158 yards and has now racked up 1,012 yards in his first three NFL games -- the first rookie ever to gain that much yardage over his initial three contests.

Fellow rookie signal-caller Blaine Gabbert completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards, one touchdown and an interception in his first career start for the Jaguars (1-2).

Gabbert took the field after Luke McCown was benched.

Maurice Jones-Drew compiled 122 rushing yards and 45 receiving yards for Jacksonville.

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