Teddy Bridgewater shows some shake on first rushing TD since 2015

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Teddy Bridgewater never will be mistaken for Cam Newton as a runner, but the Carolina Panthers quarterback certainly resembled the 2015 NFL MVP with his 18-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against Arizona.

Bridgewater sidestepped one tackle to get through the interior line and then dove through two more near the goal line for the score to put the Panthers up 14-0.

It was Bridgewater’s first rushing touchdown since his 2015 season with the Minnesota Vikings. That was the season before his horrific training camp knee injury that derailed his career as a full-time starter until he got to Carolina this year.

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