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Newton leads Panthers past Falcons

Charlotte, NC ( - Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score in the Carolina Panthers' 34-10 victory over the struggling Atlanta Falcons.

Newton completed 23-of-37 passes for 249 yards and two interceptions for the Panthers (5-3), who have won four in a row.

Greg Olsen caught four passes for 66 yards and a score for Carolina, which came into Sunday's contest two games behind New Orleans for first place in the NFC South.

Matt Ryan connected on 20-of-27 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions for the Falcons (2-6), who fell to 0-4 on the road this season.

Tony Gonzalez caught six passes for 81 yards and a score for Atlanta, which has lost two in a row. Steven Jackson carried the ball 13 times for 57 yards.

11/03 16:06:38 ET