Cam’s late heroics lead Panthers past Brady, Patriots

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after throwing for a touchdown against the New England Patriots during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Cam Newton throws for 209 yards and three TDs with no interceptions and also rushes for 62 yards as Carolina takes down the visiting Patriots 24-20 on Monday night.

PANTHERS 24, PATRIOTS 20

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers held off the New England Patriots 24-20 Monday night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play.

Panthers WR Ted Ginn dives into the end zone ahead of the Patriots' Logan Ryan for the game-winning score with under a minute to play.

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Panthers WR Ted Ginn dives into the end zone ahead of the Patriots’ Logan Ryan for the game-winning score with under a minute to play.

Stephen Gostkowski’s 26-yard field goal put the Patriots up 20-17 before Newton drove Carolina 83 yards on 13 plays for the go-ahead touchdown. The speedy Ginn escaped Kyle Arrington along the left sideline and outraced Logan Ryan to the left pylon for his third touchdown of the season.

Newton completed 19 of 28 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns.

Tom Brady can't lead the Patriots back in teh fourth quarter.

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Tom Brady can’t lead the Patriots back in teh fourth quarter.

Tom Brady didn’t go down without a fight.

With 59 seconds and three timeouts to work with, Brady got the Patriots to the Carolina 18 with 3 seconds left but was intercepted in the end zone by safety Robert Lester as time expired.

Officials initially threw a flag on the play, apparently for pass interference, but then waved it off.


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