Panthers QB Cam Newton bring back the dab, sets passing, rushing record

— -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The dab is back.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton brought back his 2015 touchdown celebration -- one that he'd proclaimed dead during the offseason -- in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Newton performed the Atlanta-based dance -- which last season became a national phenomenon -- after his 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Carolina a 10-0 lead.

The move brought a loud cheer from the crowd.

Newton also in the first half became the first player in NFL history to pass for 20,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards in his first six seasons.

In doing so, Newton, 27, became the fifth-youngest quarterback in NFL history to surpass 20,000 yards passing. The four younger are Drew Bledsoe, Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford and Dan Marino.

Newton also broke Jake Delhomme's team record for most completions, with 1,581. That record came on a 9-yard completion to tight end Greg Olsen in the first quarter.

The reigning NFL MVP already owned the league record for most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. His 47th set up the return of the dab.