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Panthers 33, Redskins 20

At Charlotte, N.C., Cam Newton ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the second half to help Carolina.

Jonathan Stewart also ran for a third-quarter touchdown for the Panthers (2-5), who found themselves playing with the lead almost the entire way for the first time all year.

Newton threw for 256 yards and ran for 59. He scored his seventh touchdown on a 16-yard keeper in the third quarter, tying a record for most TDs rushing by a rookie quarterback since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.

In the fourth, he had an easy touchdown toss to Brandon LaFell that blew the game open.

Washington’s John Beck threw for 279 yards and scored on a short keeper in his first start in four years. But he didn’t get the Redskins (3-3) back to the end zone again until they were down 30-13.

Chiefs 28, Raiders 0

At Oakland, Calif., Kendrick Lewis and Brandon Flowers returned interceptions for touchdowns and Kansas City took advantage of rusty quarterback play from the Raiders‘ Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer.

Boller became the first Raiders quarterback in 13 years to throw three interceptions in the first half, including Lewis’ 59-yard score on the first drive of the game for Oakland (4-3). Palmer relieved in the second half and threw three more interceptions, including one that Flowers returned 58 yards to give the Chiefs a 28-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Javier Arenas and Le’Ron McClain each added touchdown runs for the Chiefs (3-3) on a day the Kansas City offense didn’t have to do much at all.

Packers 33, Vikings 27

At Minneapolis, Aaron Rodgers kept Green Bay unbeaten with three touchdowns and 335 yards passing, holding off plucky Christian Ponder in the rookie’s first start.

Rodgers finished 24 for 30, another near-unstoppable afternoon for him. Ponder was picked off twice in the third quarter by Charles Woodson, who almost grabbed a couple more, but he kept the Vikings in it the whole game after a 71-yard completion on his first play.

Adrian Peterson rushed 24 times for 175 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (1-6), but James Starks put the game away with two big gains for first downs before the 2-minute warning and finished with 75 yards on 13 carries.

Mason Crosby had four field goals for the Packers (7-0), including a franchise record 58-yarder.

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