Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - It's been a struggle for Cam Newton this
season, but the sophomore signal caller had a day reminiscent of his record-
setting rookie campaign.
Newton threw two touchdown passes and broke off a 72-yard TD scamper in the
Carolina Panthers' 30-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Newton was 23-of-35 for 287 yards and added 116 yards rushing on nine carries
for the Panthers (4-9), who have won two of their last three contests.
Steve Smith hauled in seven balls for 109 yards in the triumph.
The Falcons (11-2), meanwhile, will have to wait at least another week to
clinch a first-round playoff bye.
Matt Ryan tallied 302 of his 342 yards in the second half and finished 34-
of-49 with two scores and an interception for Atlanta, which had its three-
game winning streak snapped.
Roddy White caught nine passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in the setback.
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