Colts blow past Carolina 38-6 as Panthers record 7th straight loss

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Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen (88) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts’ Rock Ya-Sin (34) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Nyheim Hines scored on two punt returns and set up another score with a 40-yard punt return to help the Indianapolis Colts pull away from Carolina 38-6.

Indy won for the first time in five weeks. Hines broke the franchise’s single-game record with 195 yards on punt returns.

It was the highest total by any NFL player in 15 years.

The Panthers have lost seven straight. Both teams have already been eliminated from the playoffs.

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