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December 02, 2012

Halftime: Chiefs 17, Panthers 14

KANSAS CITY – Cam Newton threw a pair of long touchdown passes, but Brady Quinn led Kansas City on an 80-yard scoring drive to give the Chiefs a 17-14 halftime lead Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Quinn hit tight end Tony Moeaki in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal on the final play of the half. The Panthers helped Kansas City with three offsides penalties on the go-ahead drive, including one on defensive end Greg Hardy after the Panthers had stopped Kansas City on third down.

Newton, coming off his best game of the season in a Monday night win at Philadelphia, continued his hot streak by posting a 140 passer rating in the first half.

Newton found tight end Greg Olsen down the middle of the field for a 47-yard scoring strike in the first quarter, then hit wideout Steve Smith for a 23-yard score in the second quarter.

The Chiefs held a moment of silence before the game to recognize domestic violence victims, a day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend, then shot himself outside the team's facility.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on December 2, 2012 at 02:27 PM | Permalink

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