Carolina Crushes Dolphins 45-21

The Carolina Panthers are heading into their bye week just a half-game behind the first-place New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.

The Panthers rolled up a team-record 548 total yards in a 45-21 pounding of the Miami Dolphins.

Cam Newton provided much of that yardage by providing 254 yards through the air and 95 on the ground.

Newton also threw two of his four scoring passes to Devin Funchess, who had five receptions for 92 yards.

Rookie Christian McCaffrey scored touchdowns rushing and receiving as the Panthers improved to 7-3.

Jay Cutler had 213 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception for the 4-5 Dolphins.