NFL round-up: Cam Newton raises clenched fist as Panthers shock Patriots

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The Carolina Panthers pulled off their biggest win of the season – and inflicted another defeat on the New England Patriots on Sunday – as Cam Newton took control of the game.

Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Panthers held off a late Patriots rally to win a thrilling contest 33-30. Newton also caused a stir for non-football reasons as he raised a clenched fist after scoring the 50th rushing touchdown of his career. Earlier in the week, the quarterback said he wanted to send a message of unity after Donald Trump’s attack on NFL players who chose to protest during the national anthem.

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