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Newton leads another comeback, Panthers extend win streak to 7 games by beating Miami 20-16

  • Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) escapes a sack by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick (98) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) escapes a sack by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick (98) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) grabs a pass as Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (26) grabs a pass as Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

Cam Newton converted a fourth-and-10 situation at his own 20 with a completion to keep alive the Carolina Panthers' final possession, and they went on to score a touchdown with 43 seconds left and beat the Miami Dolphins 20-16 Sunday.

Newton hit Greg Olsen with a 1-yard pass for the winning score to cap a 12-play drive. It was the second comeback win in a week for the Panthers, who rallied past the New England Patriots with a late drive last Monday.

The Panthers (8-3) extended their winning streak to seven games, their longest since 2003. Miami (5-6) fell to 2-2 since tackle Jonathan Martin left the team and the Dolphins' bullying scandal began to mushroom.

Miami's Ryan Tannehill nearly connected with Mike Wallace for a 60-yard score in the final seconds.

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