Cam Newton threw for 162 yards and led scoring drives on two of his four series Saturday and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Tennessee Titans 26-16 in a preseason game.
The game was delayed 30 minutes because of lightning late in the third quarter.
Newton went 8 of 12 before leaving midway through the second period. He opened the game by leading a 93-yard drive that included Ted Ginn Jr.'s 61-yard touchdown reception.
Ginn caught Newton's pass about 10 yards downfield. Antwon Blake missed a tackle as soon as the catch was made, then Ginn outraced the other Titans to the end zone.
That opening series also featured two completions to Kelvin Benjamin, who missed the 2015 season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament after catching 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns his rookie season. Benjamin caught a 16-yard pass on the game's first play from scrimmage and had a 13-yard reception on a third-and-7.
Newton also led a 49-yard drive that ended with Graham Gano's 41-yard field goal.
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota directed three series and went 9 of 10 for 104 yards with one touchdown and an interception. On his final pass, Mariota rolled right and found Harry Douglas in the right corner of the end zone for a 23-yard touchdown.
Mariota is 14 of 15 through two preseason games.