Panthers Snap Vikings' Winning Streak on the Back of Cam Newton

Panthers Snap Vikings' Winning Streak on the Back of Cam Newton

Panthers Snap Vikings' Winning Streak on the Back of Cam Newton

The play reversed the game's momentum, which had been swinging towards Minnesota hard. A few internal miscues by the Panthers were what ultimately allowed Minnesota back in the game.

"Those guys up front just work their butts off, and coach Wash (Eric Washington) and Sam (Mills III), they do an excellent job of getting those guys ready to go", said Kuechly, who was credited with a team-high 14 tackles. Keenum and company battled, but the Vikings could now be on the outside looking in at home-field advantage in the NFC playoff picture. The Panthers scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run by Jonathan Stewart three plays later. Their quest to earn a first-round playoff bye would be aided by yet another win; they're now 8-1 vs. NFC foes.

One of the Vikings biggest strengths entering Sunday's game is an area they will need those most improvement on heading into next week.

Carolina came into the game tied for fifth in the league in sacks. They finished with 216 yards on the ground, with Newton finishing with 70 himself. Bortles hasn't seen a defense quite like this one; the closest test he's faced recently was against the Los Angeles Chargers, who sacked him three times and held him to under 55 percent completions. The line needs to get healthy soon for the stretch run-they have been the key to offensive success this season.

Bradberry's interception came early in the fourth quarter. The Vikings would be wise to make Newton beat them with his arm, not his legs.

"I am going to go look at it, learn from it and decide what I could have done better in that situation to make a better play, whether it's move in the pocket and throw or move in the pocket", Keenum said.

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Former PSG defender Maxwell, now an ambassador for the Ligue 1 club, said on UEFA's website : "It's a good draw, with two good games to play".

But the Panthers responded by stuffing a run play, breaking up a pass in the end zone and with Short sacking Keenum for a 3-yard loss to force a field goal. Between the pressure he just faced against the Saints and the eight sacks he absorbed from the Vikings defense a year ago, Newton might be doing cartwheels during Sunday's warmups in addition to his weekly handshakes. "He did what he does to keep his team in the game".

"This stretch moving forward, we just have to catch fire in a good way", Newton said, "and I believe we will".

CINCINNATI - Mitchell Trubisky passed for 271 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Howard rushed for 147 yards and two scores, lifting Chicago to a victory over Cincinnati. The Vikings were a step behind all day, which is why they were grasping at facemasks. And in that span, he has taken care of the ball with a 7-1 TD-INT ratio, too, but his completion percentage (54.8) and yards per attempt (6.1) have remained low with Greg Olsen hurt and Kelvin Benjamin traded to Buffalo. Thielen could have had a much bigger day, but he dropped a four-yard touchdown and then caught it two plays later but the refs then overturned the touchdown on review because of a Thielen bobble.

According to running back Christian McCaffrey, the tablet showed the Vikings' defensive tendencies against the zone read as the game progressed.

The Jaguars (9-4) intercepted three passes by Russell Wilson, including two on deep balls, and won for the sixth time in their last seven games.

Minnesota's defense also struggled. Can't have turnovers on the road in this league and expect to win.

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