The Carolina Panthers lead the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-3, after two quarters of play from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Quarterback Cam Newton is 11 of 19 for 157 yards and a touchdown passing, and he has 43 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground.
The Chiefs won the toss and deferred to the second half, so the Panthers received the ball first.
Newton got the Panthers to as far as the Kansas City 24-yard line, but on third-and-7, linebacker Tamba Hali and defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches pressured him and he had to throw the ball away. The drive led to a 42-yard field goal for Graham Gano and an early 3-0 lead.
After the game's initial drive, there were five empty possessions in a row.
The Panthers changed that in the second quarter. Starting on the Carolina 20-yard line, Newton put together an 11-play drive, finishing with a 4-yard touchdown run on first-and-goal.
Later in the quarter, Newton found wide receiver Devin Funchess way down the field behind the Chiefs secondary for a 38-yard touchdown and a 17-0 lead.
Cairo Santos got the Chiefs on the board with a 47-yard field goal as the second quarter came to an end, making it 17-3 at the half.
Safety Eric Berry leads the Chiefs in tackles with 6 (5 solo). Alex Smith is 13 of 19 for 66 yards and an interception.
The Chiefs will receive the ball to begin the third quarter.
Photos from the Chiefs Week 10 matchup against the Panthers