The Carolina Panthers have increased their win streak to seven straight games as the beat the Miami Dolphins today by a score of 20-16. It was an offensive game for both teams for the most part, with some key plays and drives that ultimately led to a Carolina victory.
Offensively for the Panthers, Cam Newton completed 19 of 38 passes for 174 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. As far as rushing was concerned, Newton also led the team in that category, with eight carries for 51 yards and a touchdown. Deangelo Williams followed behind with 10 carries for 31 yards on the day. The receiving aspect of the Panthers today was very spread out, with no one getting a majority of the targets. Steve Smith led Carolina WRs with five catches for 69 yards.
Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins’ offense found most of its energy through the air, not on the ground. Tannehill completed 28 of 42 passes for 310 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. His primary target was Mike Wallace, who caught five balls for 127 yards and a score. Rushing was not really a big priority for Miami, as they only had a total of 52 yards on the day. Although, that can be attributed to Carolina’s stout run defense.
Carolina (8-3) will go back home to face division foe Tampa Bay next week, while the Dolphins (5-6) will travel to New York to take on the Jets.