With the third quarter ticking away and Carolina facing third-and-10 in Arizona territory, Newton took the snap, tucked the ball and barreled off the right tackle for an 11-yard rumble that saw him shred safety Chris Clemons with an unwavering stiff arm.
"It's confidential, but it worked," Newton told FOX after the game. "I don't want the credit. ... We won as a team."
Still, Carolina's magical campaign begins and ends with Newton, who ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for two more after entering Sunday with 22 touchdowns and just one pick over his previous nine starts.
Unlike Kaepernick and Cutler, though, Newton's stock continues to rise with one money performance after the next. He's grown as a quarterback -- and even more as a leader -- but Cam on Sunday dismissed the personal accolades to talk about what comes next.
Said Newton: "It's not over yet."