Not only did Newton score the first touchdown of Thursday night’s game, but he did it by going untouched on a 16-yard run. On a first-and-10 play from Philadelphia’s 16, the Panthers ran an option where Newton decided to keep the ball.
The option fooled nearly everyone on the Eagles’ defense — well, except for cornerback Rasul Douglas. Douglas was in the right spot to make the tackle on the play, but he never got a chance to take Newton down because the Panthers quarterback juked him out of his pants.
Pay close attention to the first five seconds in the video below.
Douglas never had a chance.
After scoring the touchdown, Newton celebrated by going full Superman on the Eagles.
The touchdown from Newton gave the Panthers an early 10-3 lead.
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