Newton Leads Panthers Past Saints 35-27
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)--Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards as the Carolina Panthers defeated New Orleans 35-27 on Sunday to hand the Saints their first 0-2 start since 2007.
The Panthers ran for 219 yards and Newton, DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert all scored on short touchdown runs. Steve Smith overcame a sore knee to finish with 104 yards receiving, the 39th 100-yard receiving game of his career, and Jonathan Stewart hauled in a 17-yard touchdown reception for the Panthers (1-1).
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