Cam Newton makes his return

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a solid, albeit unspectacular return in his first game back from ankle surgery.

He completed 4 of 9 passes for 65 yards, leading a pair of touchdown drives during a 28-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Stewart rushed for a pair of touchdowns.

The Panthers want Newton to pass more and run less.

"I'm trying to win football games and if that is saying, `Cam hand the ball off every play. Cam run the ball down the field 20 yards like a chicken with his head cut off every play. Cam drop back and throw the ball. Cam go get everybody a drink of water.'" Newton said. "Whatever is asked of me, I will do to try to win the football game."

Newton was rusty early.

Newton had some signs of rust.

"We had a slow start tonight, which is unacceptable," Newton said. "We have to stay on schedule and not waste opportunities like the shot to Benji. Kansas City's a good football team and we didn't match their intensity early."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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