Since the opening kickoff of the 2016 NFC Championship Game, the Carolina Panthers have dominated every aspect of the game against the Arizona Cardinals. The defense has swarmed Carson Palmer all night long, forcing three turnovers and currently holding them to 15 points. The special teams have held the Cardinals' return game in check, hit two field goals and produced a big punt return from Ted Ginn Jr. With that being said, Cam Newton is the MVP of this game and of the entire 2015-16 NFL season, and this play is a big reason why.
Cam Newton scored on a one-yard touchdown run, and once he got off the pile, he made his way to the end zone to hit his famous dab. In the process, the rest of his teammates got into a scuffle with the Arizona Cardinals.
The Carolina Panthers are clicking on all cylinders during the first quarter of the 2016 NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals. Following this great read by Cam Newton to find a wide-open Philly Brown for a 86-yard touchdown, the Panthers took a 17-0 lead. It was great pocket awareness by Newton and you could see his eyes move off of Jerricho Cotchery at the last minute to find Brown streaking across the field. It's just another sign of the maturation of Newton.
After one of the best seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers in 2013, Ted Ginn Jr. took a three-year deal as a free agent from the Arizona Cardinals. He was unable to earn any playing time from the wide receiver-rich Cardinals and ended up being released following one year in the desert. Ginn then re-signed with the Panthers prior to the 2015 season and is enjoying another brilliant season as the Panthers' leading receiver. I'm going to assume the Cardinals wish they still had Ginn on their side after a huge punt return set of this amazing touchdown run from one of the fastest players in the NFL.
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