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NFL: Carolina 33, Washington 20

Oct. 23, 2011 at 5:34 PM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Cam Newton ran and threw for touchdowns and compiled 315 all-purpose yards Sunday, boosting the Carolina Panthers to a 33-20 win over Washington.

Newton gained 59 rushing yards on 10 carries, including a 16-yard scoring scramble in the third quarter that put Carolina (2-5) ahead 16-6.

He also finished 18-of-23 through the air for 256 yards and no interceptions, hooking up with Brandon LaFell on a 2-yard scoring play in the fourth that upped the Panthers' advantage to 30-13.

Steve Smith was Newton's favorite target, hauling down seven passes for 143 yards.

The Redskins (3-3) were victimized by three turnovers, including a fumble and an interception by John Beck, who replaced Rex Grossman as the starting quarterback this week.

Beck went 22-of-37 in passing efficiency for 279 yards and a TD toss to Fred Davis in the Redskins' second straight loss.

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