Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers dives into the end zone for a touchdown in front of defender Christopher Owens #21 f the Atlanta Falcons during play at Bank of America Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Carolina Panthers may not be having the best year, but Cam Newton's third quarter touchdown is certainly making news.
The Herald Online writes:
There are a few plays that every Carolina Panthers fan remembers: Sam Mills’ interception return of a shovel pass in 1995. Steve Smith’s catch and run against St. Louis in the 2003 playoffs. A handful of others.
One play was added to the list Sunday, when Cam Newton ran 72 yards for a touchdown and front-flipped into the end zone in the Panthers’ 30-20 upset of Atlanta.
Let me repeat that: A 6-foot-5, 248-pound quarterback sprinted almost the length of the field, used an incredible Steve Smith block to his advantage and then had the athleticism to do a front flip into the end zone.
“It was just a zone read play,” Newton said of the run, in which he first faked a handoff to DeAngelo Williams. “When I was running I saw No. 23, Dunta Robinson, look back as if the running back had it. ... The only thing I kept thinking was, ‘I just can’t get caught.’”
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