In his third preseason game, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has just accounted for his first touchdown.
On his first drive against Cincinnati, Newton capped a 46-yard march by scrambling 16 yards for a touchdown on third-and-11. On the run, Newton got to the 5 without much trouble, then cut back to avoid two Bengals and spun through a third to the end zone.
That gave Carolina a 7-0 lead. The Panthers had gotten the ball when Cincinnati's opening drive fizzled. The Bengals had advanced to the Panther 33, but then got a holding penalty and a fumbled exchange between QB Andy Dalton and RB Cedric Benson. Panthers CB Chris Gamble recovered.
On the ensuing 46-yard march, Newton had a 9-yard completion to Steve Smith, a near-completion to Smith in the back of the end zone and two successful third-down conversions (the first was a run by Jonathan Stewart on third-and-1).
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