Super Cam's comeback continues despite loss to former coach

Emily Olsen
USA TODAY Sports+

Cam Newton's reunion tour with the Carolina Panthers (5-6) continued Sunday against his former coach, Ron Rivera, and the Washington Football Team (4-6).

Newton finished the opening drive against Washington in shotgun formation with a short pass up the middle to D.J. Moore for a 10-yard touchdown. With 5:52 left in the second quarter, Newton continued his offensive push with a 24-yard run up the left side to give Carolina a 14-7 lead.

But the play wasn't the most eye-catching part of the drive. The quarterback ran from the end zone to the midfield, slamming the football down with passionate force. Newton celebrated in signature fashion, ripping his metaphoric Superman disguise to symbolically reveal the imaginary “S" on his chest. 

Last week, Newton made a return. This week, Super Cam is back.  

Newton now has a passing touchdown and run in an NFL record 44 games. 

The quarterback added another touchdown in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough to take down Rivera's new team. Washington beat the Panthers 27-21.