Cam Newton accomplished incredible feat with rushing TD vs. Chargers


Cam Newton is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in NFL history, and few players at his position have enjoyed similar success running the football.

The New England Patriots quarterback accomplished a pretty impressive feat in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Newton ran for his 10th touchdown of the season, giving the Patriots an early 7-0 lead. He scored another rushing touchdown late in the second quarter.

As ESPN Stats & Info notes (h/t Mike Reiss), Newton is the only QB in league history to score 10-plus rushing TDs in multiple seasons.

Here are two other historical notes on Newton's rushing touchdown tally:

Newton has struggled throwing the football throughout the season, but his effectiveness running the football has been consistently good. His 387 rushing yards entering Sunday were the fourth-most among all quarterbacks, and he's now tied for the third-most rushing touchdowns among all players with 11.

Newton's score against the Chargers gives him a rushing touchdown in seven of the 11 games he's played for the Patriots this season.