Newton steers Panthers past reeling Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NFC.

Bryce Brown set an Eagles rookie record with 178 rushingyards, including TD runs of 65 and 5 yards, but Philadelphia (3-8) still lost its seventh consecutive game.

Brown, filling in for injured running back LeSean McCoy, surpassed Correll Buckhalter's rookie mark of 134 rushing yards in his first start since his senior year at Wichita East High School in 2008. But Brown also lost two fumbles, including one in Panthers territory.

Carolina (3-8) went ahead 24-22 early in the fourth quarter on Graham Gano's 23-yard field goal.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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