MINNEAPOLIS - Cam Newton threw for three touchdowns and ran in another as the Carolina Panthers destroyed the Vikings 35-10 today.

Quarterback Matt Cassel looked less impressive this week, going 32/44 for 241 yards and two interceptions.

Adrian Peterson finished with 62 yards off of just 10 carries in the action. Peterson learned on Friday that his two year old son had tragically died due to injuries of alleged abuse.
 
 
Kyle Rudolph hauled in the Vikings only touchdown, finishing with 9 receptions for 97 yards.

The Vikings fall to 1-4 with the loss today. They'll look to reverse their fortune against the equally miserable New York Giants next week for some Monday night football action, game time is set for 7:40 p.m. CT.