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NFL Game Summary - NY Jets at Carolina



(Sunday, December 15th)

Final Score: Carolina 30, NY Jets 20

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Cam Newton threw for 273 yards with a touchdown as the Carolina Panthers moved one step closer towards clinching a playoff berth with a 30-20 win over the New York Jets.

Newton completed 16-of-24 throws, including a 72-yard touchdown pass to DeAngelo Williams. Williams carried 15 times for 81 yards in the triumph, and Carolina (10-4) improved to 9-1 in its last 10 tilts. The Panthers had won eight straight before getting routed by the Saints, 31-13, in New Orleans last week.

The Panthers will have the opportunity to clinch a playoff berth next week when they host the Saints in a rematch.

"We had an opportunity to play those guys last week and came up short," said Newton, "but on our turf with our situations, we'll be great."

Captain Munnerlyn had two sacks and an interception for touchdown to lead the Panthers' D and Graham Gano kicked three field goals.

"It was a team victory," said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. "We did some good things on offense, defense and special teams."

New York (6-8) quarterback Geno Smith's rocky freshman campaign continued on Sunday. The West Virginia product threw a late touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland, who caught three passes for 50 yards, but his pick-six early in the fourth stanza gave Carolina a comfortable 30-13 lead.

Smith completed 15-of-28 for 167 yards, nearly half of which came in the final period with the game out of hand.

New York's playoff hopes, which were slim entering play, became even more bleak with its fourth loss in five games.

"Obviously, that's not our intent going into the season or any other time," said Jets head coach Rex Ryan. "We want to win it all. That's been clear from the day I took the job."

On Carolina's second possession of the contest, Newton fired a strike to Brandon LaFell down the seam for 36 yards down to the Jets 19. LaFell picked up another first down two plays later when he gained six yards on a reverse, but Calvin Pace sacked Newton on 3rd-and-goal to set up Gano's 35-yard field goal.

Nick Folk matched the second longest field goal of his career when he drilled a 54-yarder as time expired on the first quarter, knotting the score at 3-3.

After another Carolina trip to the red zone resulted in a Gano kick, the Jets carved up the NFL's top rush defense with runs of 35 and 15 yards from Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell for a trip of their own. But two straight incompletions by Smith forced New York to go to its field goal unit, and Folk hit a 28-yard kick to make it 6-6.

The Panthers finally found the end zone late in the first half. On first down from his own 28, Newton faked a screen to his left then came back with a dump off to his right. Williams hauled in the short reception, made a move to the outside and sprinted down the right sideline for his first touchdown reception of the season and longest catch of his career.

Gano added another field goal to close out the half and give the Panthers a 16-6 lead.

Carolina marched down the field early in the third quarter but failed to convert a 4th-and-2 from the Jets 14, leading the New York's best drive of the game. On third down, Smith maneuvered to his right and threw back to the middle for Cumberland, who lumbered 35 yards down the field to the Panthers 28.

Later in the drive, a defensive pass interference call on Melvin White gave the Jets a fresh set of downs from the Carolina 2. New York reached into its bag of tricks and handed off to rookie defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, who broke the plane for his first career touchdown plunge.

Early in the fourth, Jason Williams made the play of the game for Carolina when he burst through the line and blocked Ryan Quigley's punt. The Panthers took over at the 14-yard line and Mike Tolbert walked into the end zone four plays later for a 23-13 advantage.

Munnerlyn then stepped in front of Smith's pass intended for Holmes and took it to the house for his second defensive touchdown of the season.

Game Notes

Ivory carried 11 times for 66 yards, while Smith added 44 yards on the ground ... Greg Olsen had five catches for 88 yards for Carolina ... The Jets host Cleveland next Sunday.

12/15 22:11:29 ET

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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