Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NE 390
    • 300 CAR
  • Turnovers

    • NE 2
    • 0 CAR
  • Possession

    NE CAR
    29:14 30:46
  • 1st Downs

    • NE 28
    • 20 CAR

Game Information

Bank of America Stadium
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Line: CAR -1.5
Attendance: 74,225
100%
Capacity: 73,778
Referees: Clete Blakeman
11/19/2013 ESPN.com news services

Panthers get past Pats in controversial finish

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 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Patriots0371020
Panthers737724
first QuarterNECAR
TD
2:50
Brandon Lafell 9 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
9 plays, 75 yards, 5:03
06
XP
2:44
Graham Gano Kick is Good
9 plays, 75 yards, 5:03
07
second QuarterNECAR
FG
5:06
Graham Gano 43 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 63 yards, 6:01
010
FG
1:13
Stephen Gostkowski 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 46 yards, 3:53
310
third QuarterNECAR
TD
10:37
Rob Gronkowski 9 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
8 plays, 82 yards, 4:29
1010
XP
10:31
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
8 plays, 82 yards, 4:29
1010
TD
2:19
Greg Olsen 15 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
13 plays, 81 yards, 8:21
1016
XP
2:10
Graham Gano Kick is Good
13 plays, 81 yards, 8:21
1017
fourth QuarterNECAR
TD
12:37
Stevan Ridley 1 Yard Run
9 plays, 80 yards, 4:37
1617
XP
12:33
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 4:37
1717
FG
6:36
Stephen Gostkowski 26 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 30 yards, 4:29
2017
TD
1:09
Ted Ginn Jr. 25 Yard Pass From Cam Newton
13 plays, 83 yards, 5:33
2023
XP
0:59
Graham Gano Kick is Good
13 plays, 83 yards, 5:33
2024

Research Notes

  • Cam Newton was 8-of-11 for 98 yards and a touchdown against five or more pass rushers Monday, and he did not take a sack against added pressure. Entering Week 11, Newton had been sacked 18 times when facing five or more pass rushers, second-most in the league.

  • ¿ The Panthers defense has a takeaway in 14 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. The Patriots' streak of 36 games with a takeaway was snapped Monday.¿ The Patriots and the Panthers each had seven offensive possessions Monday, tied for their fewest in a game since 2001.

  • Tom Brady completed his first 19 passes 5 yards or less downfield Monday, finishing 19-of-20 for 139 yards and a touchdown on short throws. Brady's 19 completions on such throws are tied for his most in one game in the last three seasons.--Brady's average pass traveled 6.1 yards downfield Monday, his second-shortest average target depth in a game this season. Coming into the game, Tom Brady's average pass this season had traveled 9.3 yards, sixth-longest among qualified quarterbacks and Brady's longest in his last eight seasons.

  • Cam Newton ran four times (three scrambles) on third down for 56 yards Monday, converting each time for a first down. Newton has scrambled for a first down 31 times on third down in his career, most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2011.-- Two of Newton's three passing touchdowns came on third down. Newton has an 80.9 Total QBR on third down this season, third-best among qualified quarterbacks.

  • Tom Brady has completed 82.4% of his passes to Rob Gronkowski in their last two games after completing 45.5% in Gronkowski's first two games of the season.

  • The Panthers forced Tom Brady to throw under duress four times on the Patriots' final 11-play drive (36.4%). Brady was 1-of-4 for 11 yards on those passes, including the game-ending interception in the end zone. Before the final drive, Brady had been pressured on four of his 31 dropbacks (12.9%).

  • The Panthers went 8-for-11 on 3rd down in this game, including going 2-for-2 on their final drive. That's the 2nd-best conversion rate in a game by any team this season.

  • Cam Newton: Highest Single-Game Total QBR - NFL Career

    Opponent
    Week 14, 201297.2Falcons
    Week 13, 201192.8Buccaneers
    Monday91.9*Patriots
    *19.6 Total QBR in week 10

  • The 14 combined drives in Monday's Patriots-Panthers game are the fewest in any NFL game since 2008 (Week 9, Patriots at Colts also had 14).

  • The Panthers are one of just 4 teams that have outscored their opponents by at least 100 points this season.

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