Newton was a perfect 8-for-8 for 152 yards with a touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell. He led the Panthers on three straight touchdown drives to start the second half.
"When you watch it on tape, we made some good adjustments, but there was some great execution," coach Ron Rivera said. "There were some good adjustment by our coaches, and I think the players handled those adjustments well."
He caught his second touchdown pass of the season this past Sunday and could have had a third had he not stepped out of bounds on a 37-yard catch along the left sidelines.
"It was really pleasing to see Brandon get opportunities and then take advantage," coach Ron Rivera said. "It's great that he continues to grow in his role in what we do and the way he does things."
LaFell said he struggled early on to learn the new offense but said he knows it inside and out now.
"It's great," Gross said. "I usually have food catered for us to tailgate afterwards so our families can hang out, but the attendance has been poor lately. Now, I'll probably have too many people. Ever since the beginning of camp, this group has worked hard and fought and scratched. It's so rewarding to get the win."
The Panthers have a chance to surpass last year's season win total on Sunday.
"Hopefully, we can carry the momentum into next week and go into the bye 3-5, then see what happens from there," Gross said.
Bell has allowed at least one sack in each of his three starts.
BY THE NUMBERS: 7 – Cam Newton is the first NFL player to have at least seven rushing TDs and seven passing TDs in the first seven games of his career.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "There were a lot of moving parts early on. Assessing all those things to make decisions on and putting the package together was the biggest challenge." – Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski on what he's done to turn around Carolina's offense, which has gone from 32nd in the league last year to fifth this season.