Cam Newton throws for 4 touchdowns in Panthers rout of the Dolphins

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

When Cam Newton is having fun, the Panthers are a unsafe team.

In their only "Monday Night Football" appearance of the season, the Panthers whipped Miami 45-21 with a record-breaking offensive performance to keep pace with the high-flying New Orleans Saints in the NFC South race.

The Panthers would go on to score another two more touchdowns in the victory. Carolina led 17-7 at the half. That's what got the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2015, when Newton made plays with his right arm and legs.

When Newton was on his back Monday night against Miami Dolphins, it was to punctuate a 69-yard run with a shoulder shimmy that was the ideal snapshot of where these Panthers stand heading into the bye week.

Running back Jonathan Stewart picked up a season-high 110 rushing yards on 17 attempts.

Samuel was hurt when hurt when a defender rolled over his left ankle after an incompletion in the end zone early in the third quarter.

Newton threw his first touchdown pass of the game in the second quarter to Ed Dickson, before finding Devin Funchess, McCaffrey, and Funchess again before the night was out. The third-year receiver from MI finished with five receptions for 92 yards and a 32-yard touchdown early in in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach. Christian McCaffrey capped an 85-yard drive, the Panthers' longest of the season, to take a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. It also marked the first time he gained at least 100 rushing yards since December 19, 2016. After almost throwing a bad interception early in the game, the Panthers rattled off multiple scoring drives.

When Cutler did push the ball downfield, he was unable to connect and finished 22 of 37 for 213 yards. The Carolina signal caller finished second on the team in rushing as well, finishing with 95 yards on the ground.

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