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Cam Newton threw a pair of touchdown passes against the NFL's top defense and the Carolina Panthers ended the Houston Texans' seven-game winning streak with a 28-13 NFL Picks road win Sunday at Reliant Stadium. Check out Week 16 NFL Picks.
The Panthers (5-9) have had a tough time holding on to late leads, but they closed this one out when DeAngelo Williams had a 24-yard touchdown run. James Anderson then thwarted the Texans' rally by intercepting a T.J. Yates pass in the end zone. NFL Week 16 Odds.
The AFC South champion Texans (10-4) couldn't get anything going in the first half, as Newton threw touchdown passes to Steve Smith and tight end Jeremy Shockey. Richie Brockel added a 7-yard touchdown run for a 21-0 lead.
The Texans rallied to get within 21-13, but Williams finished off an 80-yard drive with his touchdown run to seal it.
Houston's Arian Foster rushed for 109 yards to surpass 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season. More Free Picks and NFL Football Picks