Carolina 35, Minnesota 10

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 13, 2013
Location - Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Ron Winter
Attendance - 63963

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Carolina 7 7 14 7 35
Minnesota 0 3 0 7 10

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 2-3 1-1 1-2 W1
Minnesota 1-4 1-2 0-2 L1

Recap


Panthers 35, Vikings 10: Cam Newton passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another to lead visiting Carolina to a rout of Minnesota. 

Newton was 20-for-26 for 242 yards and threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell, Steve Smith and Mike Tolbert, and he added 30 yards on the ground for the Panthers (2-3). LaFell caught four passes for 107 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown.

The Vikings (1-4) managed only 290 total yards as quarterback Matt Cassel was 32-of-44 for 241 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Adrian Peterson, playing despite his 2-year-old son's death this week, was limited to 62 yards on 10 carries, his lowest output since he had 60 yards in Week 2 last season. 

Newton threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Smith - the wide receiver's 65th career TD reception - in the first quarter and Tolbert turned a shovel pass into a 10-yard TD to make it 14-0. 

LaFell torched the secondary for the second-longest touchdown catch of his career on the third play of the third quarter, making it 21-3, and Newton capped a 10-play drive with a 7-yard scramble on Carolina's next possession. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Newton's passer rating of 143.4 marks the highest of his career. … Smith has caught a pass in 96 consecutive regular-season games dating to 2006. … Minnesota TE Kyle Rudolph caught nine passes for 97 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown with one minute left. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Carolina   Minnesota
DeAngelo Williams Player Adrian Peterson
17 Attempts 10
64 Yards 62
3.8 Avg Yards 6.2
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 31
Receiving
Carolina   Minnesota
Brandon LaFell Player Kyle Rudolph
4 Receptions 9
107 Yards 97
26.8 Avg Yards 10.8
1 Touchdowns 1
79 Long 23

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Carolina 367 131 236 5 0 2 3.0 1
Minnesota 290 75 215 1 1 0 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Vikings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Panthers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.