Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is so difficult to defend because he has a cannon for an arm and moves that running backs and wide receivers display in the open field.
During a lengthy third-quarter drive that ended with a go-ahead touchdown, Newton converted a key third down with one of his best runs as an NFL player. ESPN broke it down for us:
As broadcast just showed: Cam Newton eluded 6 defenders and covered 75.8 yards of ground on his 14-yard run a few minutes ago—
ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 19, 2013
The highlight of the run was a quick juke from Newton that froze Patriots linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Rob Ninkovich, which allowed Newton to escape and head up field.
Check out Newton’s run in GIF form below, with a hat tip to @CJZero.