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David J. Phillip, Associated Press
Carolina Panthers tight end Richie Brockel (47) rushes for a seven-yard touchdown as Houston Texans strong safety Glover Quin (29) defends in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Houston.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski has shown he's not afraid to dig deep in his playbook, even if it means borrowing a trick play from a kids' movie.

With Cam Newton under center, Chudzinski is finding new ways to use the talented rookie's athleticism to his advantage. The latest move was borrowing a hidden-ball trick called "the annexation of Puerto Rico" from the movie The Little Giants to help the Panthers beat the Texans 28-13.

It's not the first time Chudzinski has ventured into a gadget play to ignite the offense — and probably won't be the last. Two weeks before he used a throwback pass from receiver Legedu Naanee to Newton that resulted in a big gain and nearly another touchdown.

The Panthers host Tampa Bay on Saturday.