Watch: Cam Newton escapes several tacklers, runs for first down
Cam Newton showcased running ability on Sunday that is truly unique for a quarterback.
During the second quarter against the Falcons, on a 3rd-and-8 from the Falcons 37-yard line, Newton decided to scramble forward to try to pick up a first down.
Newton was grabbed by the waist at the line of scrimmage, but managed to stay on his feet. Three yards later, he was hit by a charging linebacker, and spun out of it, but was grabbed by another defender. Newton wound up four yards from the marker, surrounded by four defenders. With a little help from his line, he managed to charge forward, and after a review, picked up the first down.
Newton had three carries for 21 yards and a score in the first half. The Panthers entered halftime tied with the Falcons at 7–7.
- Kenny Ducey