Carolina head coach Ron Rivera told reporters this afternoon that the Panthers' trick play against Houston yesterday was inspired by "The Annexation of Puerto Rico," the Fumblerooski play used at the end of the 1994 classic film Little Giants. Here's the play in question, which in the movie is called by "Nubie," a John Madden prodigy, and which allows the Giants to knock off the evil Cowboys in the final seconds of the game. Cam Newton's no Devon Sawa, but we love the reference nonetheless.

H/T Quickish, @JosephPerson.