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Panthers 27, Titans 10

Carolina cruises in second half

NASHVILLE — Cam Newton was perfect for almost a half. It was more than enough to keep the Panthers perfect for the season.

Newton completed his first 11 passes — his longest streak ever — and undefeated Carolina shut out Tennessee in the second half.

Newton ran for a touchdown and passed for one as the Panthers extended their regular-season win streak to 13 games.

"The stakes were high and they're going to get higher each and every week," Newton said. "We know we're going to get teams' best."

Carolina allowed only 11 first downs and forced a fumble on Tennessee's final possession.

Tennessee rookie Marcus Mariota threw for 185 yards and an interception and the Titans had only one first down in the second half until their final possession, which ended with a catch and lost fumble by former Largo High standout Dexter McCluster.

"We knew coming in it was going to be a tough battle but we left a lot of points out there," Mariota said.

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Panthers 27, Titans 10 11/15/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2015 8:50pm]
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