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Coming off a concussion a few weeks ago, discount Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he wouldn’t change the way he plays.

That seemed debatable after Newton matched a career low with two carries against New Orleans in his first game back from the concussion protocol. But Newton rushed seven times each in victories over Arizona and Los Angeles the past two games, site equaling his career average for carries per game.

That said, as many times as Newton’s been hit in the pocket this season, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Newton and offensive coordinator Mike Shula are trying to limit his exposure in the run game. Newton made a point to slide on a couple of carries against the Rams rather than take hits.