Panthers 21, Steelers 52

Cam’s excitement says it all!

And, if you were not sure how the night went by looking at the score, check out the Panthers social media feed:

Yes, yes they did:

The defense sacked Cam Newton five times, and Vince Williams came up with a huge play on a pick six to give the Steelers their first lead of the game. The defense gave up just 242 total yards, the lowest output the Panthers have had all season.

Ben Roethlisberger finished the night completing 22 of 25 passes for 328 yards, with five touchdowns, and just one sack, and a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3, coming out early in the fourth quarter. (Teresa Varley, Steelers,com)

Grades are out:

Defensive line: The defense accomplished its goal of not only pressuring Cam Newton but hitting him at every opportunity. However, they had problems with options runs by Christian McCaffrey, who had 60 yards on nine carries in the first half and finished with 77 yards — the most by an opponent this season. McCaffrey combined for 138 scrimmage yards and three TDs. Cam Heyward had two of the five sacks on Newton, who was hit seven times.

Grade: A  (Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Have a great weekend! More on the game to come.