CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Cam Newton passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Sunday, powering the Carolina Panthers to a 30-20 victory over Atlanta.
Newton's 72-yard scoring run early in the second half put the Panthers ahead 23-0 and Carolina (4-9) went on to win for the second time in three contests.
His favorite target was Steve Smith, who made seven catches for 109 yards in the win.
Atlanta missed a chance to clinch the first-round playoff bye with the loss.
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