Newton Breaks Quarterback Record with 44th Career Rushing Touchdown

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Unquestionably the top goal-line running threat in the history of his position, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton cemented his status in Thursday's 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos, taking sole possession of the NFL record for career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, per Sportsnet Stats.
Newton entered the night tied with Hall of Famer Steve Young at 43 career rushing scores, leaving little doubt the 27-year-old would have the record for his own within the first weeks of the season.
Apparently not interested in waiting too long, Newton scampered around the right side for a two-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter, giving him sole possession of the all-time quarterback record for rushing touchdowns (44) in a career.
The play broke a 7-7 tie and gave Carolina a 14-7 lead, which was extended to 17-7 by halftime on a field goal by kicker Graham Gano.
The second half, however, was a much different story, with Carolina limited to just three points while...

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