Charlotte, N.C. (AP)
Cam Newton found Greg Olsen over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown with 4:20 left to help the Carolina Panthers beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-10 on Sunday.
Newton, the No. 1 overall draft pick, also found Olsen for the ensuing 2-point conversion that helped Carolina rally from a 10-5 halftime deficit. The win also marked the first for coach Ron Rivera with the Panthers.
Newton had thrown for more than 400 yards in each of his first two games, setting an NFL record with 854 yards passing in the first two games of his career. He finished with just 158 yards on 18-for-34 passing against the Jaguars and their own highly drafted rookie quarterback in Blaine Gabbert. But he completed all three of his passes on the go-ahead drive for the winning score.
Gabbert, the 10th pick in the draft, threw for 139 yards and a touchdown in his starting debut.
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