Cam Newton’s five best games with the Carolina Panthers

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Carolina Panthers v Minnesota Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 13: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers carries the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 13, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Panthers defeated the Vikings 35-10. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

No. 5 – 10/13/2013 at Minnesota

The 2013 season for Carolina was a memorable one as Newton won double-digit regular season games (12) in route to his first playoff appearance. After starting 1-3, the Panthers used a visit to Minnesota and dominate performance by Newton as a catalyst to win eight in a row and 11 of their final 12 for a divisional title.

In one of his best performances since being a rookie (2011), Newton accounted for four total touchdowns – one rushing. Missing on just six pass attempts, the Panthers quarterback completed 20 passes for 242 yards, was sacked just once and didn’t have an interception.

Taking a commanding 14-3 lead into halftime, Newton picked up right where he left off on the third play of the third quarter with a 79-yard touchdown strike to Brandon LaFell down the right side. Another touchdown followed on the ensuing possession and Carolina enjoyed the 35-10 win.

Newton – 20/26, 242 YDS, 3 TD, 1 RUSHING TD, 143.4 RTG