CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey scored two touchdowns and quarterback Cam Newton threw two TDs and ran for a score as they racked up more than 380 yards against the NFL's top ranked defense, beating Baltimore 36-21.
- The Panthers took the lead for good after Kyle Love forced a Ravens fumble
- Baltimore scored with a just over a minute remaining to make the final score 36-21
- The win improves Carolina to 5-2 on the season as they face NFC South Divisional foe Tampa Bay next week
Tied at seven after the first quarter, the Panthers took the lead for good after Kyle Love forced a Ravens fumble recovered by teammate Vernon Butler at the Baltimore 12-yard line. Two plays later Newton connected with Greg Olsen and a 14-7 advantage.
Carolina went 99 yards on their next drive capped off by a Newton to McCaffrey touchdown on a pass that was originally intended for Devin Funchess, but the ball was tipped by a Ravens defender and ended up in McCaffrey's hands for his second score of the game.
Graham Gano added a 54-yard field goal to end the half as the Panthers led 24-7.
After another Gano field goal with 2:58 left in the third quarter made it 27-7 Carolina, Baltimore found the endzone on a Joe Flacco pass to Javorius Allen to cut the lead to 27-14.
Newton answered in the fourth quarter by engineering a nine-play, 85-yard drive that took 5:18 off the clock, capped by Newton's 12-yard touchdown run. They made the two-point conversion to make it a 33-14 Panthers lead.
Gano added his third field goal of the game on Carolina's next drive to make it 36-14.
Baltimore scored with a just over a minute remaining to make the final score 36-21.
Newton was 21-29 for 219 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions as he connected with seven different receivers on the day. Also, Newton wasn't sacked once by the Ravens top ranked defense, credit to the Panthers offensive line.
The win improves Carolina to 5-2 on the season as they face NFC South Divisional foe Tampa Bay next week.