Let’s take another look at some of the key plays from the Carolina Panthers 38-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals using All-22 coaches film. The first thing that stands out is how much tight end Greg Olsen was killing the Cardinals on short post and corner routes. Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen was throwing it where only Olsen could catch it. Here are a couple of them from an angle that shows how tight of a window Allen was throwing the ball.
First here’s Olsen on the post, his second catch on the day. Note the ball is perfectly placed just out of the reach of the defender.
The Panthers completed this exact play at least three times in this game.
Here is the wide receiver move of the day by Curtis Samuel for a touchdown. Samuel shakes his defender in the back of the end zone to create just enough separation for Allen to deliver the ball. This was a third down pass no less.
Here’s the play call of the day. With under a minute to go in the first half and the Panthers driving the half trips left that all bolt deep down the field. Yet DJ Moore breaks off a deep dig underneath Jarius Wright’s deep fade, taking two defenders with him. Moore makes the grab and streaks for the go-ahead touchdown.
I would be remiss to not give you another look at Christian McCaffrey’s 76-yard touchdown run. While huge props to McCaffrey for the cut he made to elude the safety, I also want to point out how well the play was blocked on the second level.
Tight ends Chris Manhertz and Greg Olsen both made key blocks to spring McCaffrey past the second level.
Let’s finish with another perfect pass from Allen followed up with a just as good catch by Curtis Samuel. This sideline pass was a thing of beauty.