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.