Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stole the show in Week 2 with his somersault touchdown in the 24-17 win over the Houston Texans.
Newton finished the game 18-of-37 passing for just 195 yards, but added two touchdown passes to his day’s work along with an interception.
However, it was his flying touchdown in the third quarter to give the Panthers a 17-10 lead that caught the eye as it was crucial to moving the franchise to a 2-0 start to the season.
“I just know that my heart was in my socks,” Newton said with a smile, as reported by ESPN.
“When I was flipping, I was like, ‘Hey, I don’t know how this is going to end.’ And then I’m coming down I was, ‘I can stick this.’ I didn’t stick it. I’ve still got to get a high rating by the judge.”
Nicknamed ‘Superman’, particularly due to his celebration after touchdowns, Newton will continue to be a crucial part of Carolina’s success this season as they look to build on what has been an efficient if not extravagant start to the year.
The Panthers will look to make it 3-0 when they head to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints.