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September 8, 2019
Jared Goff threw for 186 yards and a touchdown, Malcolm Brown ran for a pair of scores, and the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams spoiled Cam Newton’s return with a 30-27 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Todd Gurley started and ran for 97 yards on 14 carries.
Cam Newton completed 25 of 38 passes for 239 yards, but had a costly backward pass that resulted in a fumble deep in Carolina territory, and a fourth-quarter interception.
Christian McCaffrey led the Panthers with 209 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.
Rams free safety Eric Weddle left in the second quarter with a head laceration after trying to tackle a leaping McCaffrey. He did return.