Panthers QB Cam Newton leads TD drive on first possession back home

By Anthony Rizzuti

We may already be running out of superlatives to describe Cam Newton’s return to the Carolina Panthers . . . and it’s only been a week.

Speaking of only, Newton only needed one possession to get the Panthers on the board Sunday against the Washington Football Team. He found receiver DJ Moore at the 9:32 mark of the first quarter for a 10-yard touchdown pass to put Carolina up 7-0.

The score capped off a nine-play, 75-yard drive for the cats. Newton completed all three of his attempts for 31 yards and the touchdown on the trek to the end zone. He also had a pair of rushes that resulted in a loss of three yards.

Instant offense seems to be the theme early on for Cam. Last week in the 34-10 upset victory over the Arizona Cardinals, Newton scored on a two-yard run on his very first touch of the 2021 season. He then followed that up with another touchdown—a two-yard throw to wideout Robby Anderson—on his second touch of the pigskin.

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