Stew was open but he was still ~6-7 yards away from the marker, and the linebacker planted immediately towards stew when he leaked..
Olsen was not open for a touchdown, not even close.
Avant was the best option but even then he still had to gain ~2 yards when the LB on the short side was planting and headed for him as well. Cam probaby passed over him when he noticed that linebacker was headed strait towards him.
i'm not sure what your definition of open is. a linebacker is always going to be going in the direction of a possible target of the qb.
the odds of stewart getting tackled one on one in the open field is slim to none.
avant has the first down. period.
because this is a still shot, what you don't see as the play progresses is olsen being left one on one with a step on his man going into the end zone with no one to his left...newton didn't even have to throw it directly to him to score. olsen had plenty of room to adjust to the ball.
tweet from zod immediately after the play...
Jeremy Igo @CarolinaHuddle · 1m1 minute ago
Greg Olsen open in the end zone, wasn't happy