12/09/2012 07:52 pm ET

Cam Newton Touchdown: Panthers QB Rushes 72 Yards For TD Against Falcons (VIDEO)

It would be hard to criticize Cam Newton for breaking out the Superman celebration after this stunning 72-yard touchdown run against the Atlanta Falcons.

In an NFC South matchup, the Panthers poured it on against the Falcons, scoring 23 unanswered to open up the game. Although the Falcons would mount a late comeback bid, the lead would prove be insurmountable lead. The Panthers' second touchdown came by way of Newton's legs.

The 72-yard scamper was the longest touchdown run of his career. It was also one of the longest touchdown runs by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

On 1st and 10 from his own 28-yard line, Newton took a shotgun snap and faked the handoff. Suddenly, there was a gigantic hole for Newton to run through as Atlanta's defense bit on the fake. Newton broke to the outside with plenty of room to run and few Falcons defenders to beat.

He then made a hesitation move with two blockers ahead and did somersault into the end zone.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, the 72-yard score was the fifth longest of the Super Bowl era.

That wasn't the only history he made.