CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was shaken up and helped off the field late in the third quarter after being sacked for the sixth time, but he didn't miss a play.
The team said it was an ankle injury.
Newton remained on the ground for several minutes after Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes beat left tackle Matt Kalil with a spin move and corralled the quarterback in the backfield on third down, forcing a Carolina punt. It appeared that Hughes' knee hit Newton in the head.
Newton was taken under a blue tent on the Carolina sideline but emerged with a football and began throwing passes.
He played the next Carolina offensive series.
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