How Cam Newton and the Panthers beat the Cardinals

Cam Newton had four total TDs vs. the Cardinals on Sunday. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Here are the numbers you need to know from Sunday's NFC Championship Game, which saw the Panthers blowout the Cardinals and book a trip to Super Bowl 50.

86: Cam Newton connected with Corey Brown for an 86-yard touchdown at the end of the first quarter. That was the longest pass in Panthers playoff history, and the second-longest gainer of Newton's career.

4: The Panthers forced four first-half turnovers. Arizona had only one other game this season with that many giveaways. By the time all 60 minutes had elapsed, Arizona turned the ball over seven times. That's the most by any team in any playoff game since the Packers had eight versus the Rams in 2001.

3: Carson Palmer threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter on Sunday. He had just one fourth-quarter pick during the entire regular season.

2: Newton scored two rushing touchdowns on the day -- a 1-yard run in the second quarter and a 12-yarder in the third. Those were his 11th and 12th rushing touchdowns this season. He has now scored 14 times in 19 career rushes from the 1-yard line. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, it's just the fifth time in NFL history that a QB has posted multiple rush and pass TDs in the same playoff game.

382: Newton had 382 total yards against the Cardinals. That's the second-highest total from a winning QB in the past two playoffs (Andrew Luck had 394 versus Cincinnati last year).

2: Luke Kuechly returned a interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He's the first player with two pick-sixes in a single postseason since Asante Samuel in 2006.

22: Ted Ginn's 22-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was his first rushing score since 2008 when he was on the Dolphins. In fact, Ginn was the first WR with a rushing TD in a postseason game since Mike Wallace in the 2011 wild-card round against the Broncos.

17: Carolina was up 17 points at halftime, its second consecutive game taking a big lead to the locker room. During the regular season, teams were 45-2 when leading by at least 17 at intermission. After nearly blowing a 31-point lead last week, the Panthers kept their foot on the gas and won 49-15.

2: Both of Newton's passing touchdowns -- the bomb to Brown and a red zone dart to Devin Funchess -- came when the blitz-happy Cardinals tried to manufacture pressure.