Panthers breeze past Peterson, Vikings 35-10

Panthers breeze past Peterson, Vikings 35-10

Credit: Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers (35) full back Mike Tolbert fights his way into the end zone for a touchdown vs the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, MN. The Panthers led at the half 14-3.

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 4:32 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cam Newton threw for three touchdown passes and ran for another score, and the Panthers romped past Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings 35-10 on Sunday. 

Peterson finished with 62 yards on 10 carries and 21 yards on three receptions, but the Vikings (1-4) trailed the whole game and didn't have much use after halftime for Peterson. The NFL MVP learned on Friday a 2-year-old son of his died in South Dakota of injuries from alleged abuse. 

Matt Cassel threw two interceptions, both to Mike Mitchell, and the Panthers (2-3) responded each time with a touchdown. 

Whether the team was distracted by the tragedy or not, the Vikings were thoroughly embarrassed on both sides of the ball. 
 

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