Running laterally doesn’t always work out in the NFL, but it worked out pretty well for Ted Ginn on this play in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.
The Panthers wide receiver took a pitch from Cam Newton and was hemmed in by red jerseys on the left side of the field. So he figured he’d see what he could do on the opposite side of the field.
Ted Ginn touchdown off the toss. pic.twitter.com/XsBHiiyW47
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The 30-year-old Ginn, who played for the Cardinals last season, ran across the field and into the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown run that gave the Panthers a 10-0 lead over the Cardinals in the NFC championship game at Charlotte.
It shouldn’t be surprising that Ginn made a big play as a runner. He ran the ball four times for 60 yards during the regular season. He ran it three times for six yards for the Cardinals last season.
Bruce Arians is probably wondering where all that speed was last year.