Nov 15, 2015 at 6pm UK at ​LP Field
Carolina Panthers
Tennessee Titans
Stewart (8:36)
McCluster (3:38)
Dickson (13:14)
Newton (2:42)

Result: Carolina Panthers stay perfect with Tennessee Titans win

The Carolina Panthers extend their perfect start to the season to nine games with a 27-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

The Carolina Panthers have moved to 9-0 for the first time in their history courtesy of a 27-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans at the Nissan Stadium this evening.

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass during the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 15, 2015© Getty Images

It was a near-perfect passing display from Cam Newton in the first half as he went 12 for 13, including a career-best streak of 11 successful passes in a row to start the match.

Even so, it was the ground game that provided the opening touchdown of the contest as Jonathan Stewart raced in from 16 yards on Carolina's first possession.

The Titans responded when Dexter McCluster tiptoed his way down the line before diving over in the corner for just the second first-quarter touchdown against the Panthers all season, both of which have come in the last two weeks.

Dexter McCluster #22 of the Tennessee Titans dives for the end zone past Kurt Coleman #20 of the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter at LP Field on November 15, 2015© Getty Images

Newton's peerless passing performance continued as he led an 80-yard drive downfield before firing a one-yard pass into the endzone to restore his side's advantage, Ed Dickson the man on the end of it for his first touchdown of the season.

A Ryan Succop field goal reduced the deficit to four points at the break, while Tennessee eventually found a way to unsettle Newton, sacking him four times in the space of 10 offensive plays, including one spell of three in a row.

Marcus Mariota had struggles of his own, however, and threw an interception in the third quarter when his pass intended for Dorial Green-Beckham was picked off by Kurt Coleman.

The Panthers were unable to take full advantage and had to punt, but Graham Gano kept things ticking over with field goals on both of their next two possessions to extend their lead to 10.

Ron Rivera's side wrapped up the victory late on when Newton ran in for a score of his own from two yards, condemning interim Titans boss Mike Mularkey to his first defeat in charge.

Kurt Coleman of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers at Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands on March 07, 2015
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