The Panthers have rebounded nicely after a slow start in New England, and Cam Newton has cleaned up a sloppy start.
Since a long interception/arm-punt, Newton has led them to back-to-back touchdown drives, as they lead 17-16 at halftime.
Newton’s 8-of-8 passing for 137 yards and two touchdowns since his ugly start, hitting open receivers. That hasn’t always been a given, as he looked extremely rusty the first three weeks of the season.
Of course, there are plenty of open receivers, as the Patriots last-in-the-league defense continues to leak. A number of Panthers targets were wide open, and the Patriots defenders were getting quite a scolding just before halftime.