CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Carolina's Cam Newton passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Sunday, lifting the Panthers to a club-record eighth straight win, 27-6 over Tampa Bay.
Newton overcame two interceptions in tossing for 263 yards while gaining 68 on the ground with a score for Carolina (9-3), which moved to within one-half game of NFC South-leading New Orleans.
The Saints play Seattle Monday.
Tampa Bay (3-9) had its three-game winning streak ended as rookie quarterback Mike Glennon finished with just 180 passing yards.
He lost a key fumble and threw an interception.