Newton Intercepted Four Times
Jameis Winston threw two touchdowns, the Tampa Bay defense intercepted Carolina quarterback Cam Newton four times and the Buccaneers defeated the Panthers on Sunday 24-17 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Winston completed touchdown passes to Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin, who had his third career 100-yard game. He completed 20-of-30 passes for 249 yards without an interception. Winston also led the Bucs with 48 yards rushing.
"We know that we've got to continue to work hard," Winston said after the Buccaneers improved to 4-7. "It's a week-to-week league and we've got to continue to give our best every single week. The guys are going to continue to do that and, Lord willing, we're going to continue to get victories."
Newton struggled throughout the day. He completed 28-of-41 throws for 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns to go along with the four picks. It was the first time since his rookie year that Newton threw four interceptions in a game.
Carolina (6-6) lost for the fourth straight time.
"We just have to go out and keep playing hard and fight to the end," Carolina head coach Ron Rivera said after the game. "To get out of this hole we have to start making plays when it matters."
Christian McCaffrey had nine receptions for 55 yards and a score to go along with his 106 yards rushing.