Wilfredo Lee, AP
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Carolina Panthers had a big 24-20 win over the New England Patriots with three players with local ties playing key roles.

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