Oct 13, 2013 at 6pm UK at ​Mall of America Field
Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings
Smith (2:01)
Tolbert (3:43)
LaFell (13:56), Newton (6:17)
Tolbert (6:40)
Rudolph (1:08)

Result: Carolina Panthers cruise to win over Minnesota Vikings

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws three touchdown passes in his side's win 35-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL.

The Carolina Panthers secured their third victory of the season as they hammered the Minnesota Vikings 35-10 in the NFL.

The Vikings got off to a promising start on their opening possession of the game as Matt Cassel continued where he left off two weeks ago and move them downfield. However, this was soon stopped when he overthrew his receiver and was intercepted by Panthers safety Mike Mitchell for 24 yards.

Ron Rivera's side made the most of this turnover as quarterback Cam Newton moved the downfield with two conversions on fourth down, with the second resulting in a touchdown from Steve Smith as Newton found him in the end zone on a crossing route for a two-yard strike.

The Panther extended their lead when Newton orchestrated another touchdown drive. This time he faked running the ball himself and then tossed it inside to running back Mike Tolbert, who ran through two tackles to reach the end zone on a 10-yard strike.

Leslie Frazier's side reduced their arrears just before the break through the boot of Blair Walsh as he knocked a 25-yard field goal through the posts to make it an 11-point game at the half.

After the break, the Panther extended their lead as Newton brought the Vikings defense up with a play-action pass and looped his throw over the top of them to Brandon LaFell, who ran the ball in 79 yards for the touchdown.

Matters got even worse for the Vikings minutes later when the visitors moved their lead to 25 points when Newton looked to be going down for a sack in the red zone, but he managed to stay on his feet and ran seven yards for the score himself.

The home side tried to get back in the game and get some points on the board in the fourth quarter. but Cassel threw his second interception of the game into the hands of Mitchell.

That set up another scoring drive for the Panthers as Tolbert ran in from a yard for his second score of the game.

The Vikings got a consolation touchdown when Cassel hit Kyle Rudolph on an out route and he powered into the end zone from 23 yards out, but it was too little too late for his side.

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Panthers QB Cam Newton celebrates a touchdown pass against the New York Giants on September 22, 2013
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