CHARLOTTE NC - DECEMBER 12: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers leaves a Falcons LB reaching for air on his way to a big run!
This weeks winner of the Sprint Game ball yet again goes to a RB with Jonathan Stewart getting his second straight award. Unfortunately we have to overlook both a Panther loss and a terrible miscue by Stewart (a fumble on this first play...gasp!) in handing out this award but when your 1-12...it is what it is!
Stewart is on a bit of a tear since becoming the feature RB three weeks ago. Against the Browns, Seahawks and Falcons Stewart has 323 yards on 51 carries for a 6.3 ypc. Stewart again made his bread and butter the break away run off the edge as he had two 40+ yard runs in this contest. This 5'10" 235 ball of muscle can both punish would-be tacklers and outrun LBs and Safeties to the edge.
Stewart is not the kind of RB that runs out of bounds to avoid a tackle. Quite the opposite as he had a couple highlight film stiff arms in this one. One in particular down the sideline he lowered the boom on a DB and came very close to simply running him over and scoring. This guy is fun to watch and I'm hoping for another big game this weekend.
Congratulation to RB Jonathan Stewart our Sprint Gameball Winner of the Week!