Carolina racks up 548 yards in win

Mon­day Night

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Cam New­ton threw for 254 yards and four touch­downs, rookie Chris­tian McCaf­frey of Stan­ford scored touch­downs rush­ing and re­ceiv­ing, and Carolina crushed the vis­it­ing Dol­phins 45-21 on Mon­day night for its third straight vic­tory.

Jonathan Ste­wart ran for a sea­son-high 110 yards and New­ton added 95, in­clud­ing a 69yard jaunt on a read op­tion, as the Pan­thers racked up 294 yards on the ground.

Carolina set a fran­chise record with 548 yards from scrim­mage.

Devin Funchess caught five passes for 92 yards and two touch­downs as the Pan­thers (7-3) re­mained a half-game be­hind the NFC South-lead­ing Saints.

The Dol­phins (4-5) have lost three straight.

The game turned with 41 sec­onds left in the first half when Luke Kuechly in­ter­cepted a Jay Cut­ler pass with Carolina lead­ing 10-7. Four plays later, New­ton con­nected with Ed Dick­son on a 7-yard touch­down pass, the first of five straight Carolina touch­down drives.

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