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Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:19 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2011 8:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Cam Newton's been the most scrutinized rookie quarterback since ... well, since Tim Tebow. But that's beside the point, since the point was most folks either love or hate Newton and no one really knew what to expect out of his NFL debut, an eventual 28-21 loss in Arizona.

Turns out, all we got was the single-biggest passing yard performance by a rookie in his debut in NFL history as Newton slung the ball around to the tune of 422 yards and two passing touchdowns on an impressive 24 of 37.

Newton surpassed Peyton Manning's previous first-game record of 302 yards, a pretty remarkable coincidence given where Manning's career currently stands.

Additionally, the 422 yards ties a rookie record for most passing yards in a single game, as Newton equaled Matthew Stafford -- hey, he had a nice day too! -- and his total from Week 10 of 2009 against the Browns.

And Cam didn't pile up junk yardage, either -- the Panthers were absolutely competitive for most of the game against the Cardinals and Newton was calm and poised most of the time, save for his lone interception.

He also picked up a rushing touchdown on a designed option-type draw near the goal line, and ended up with 18 rushing yards on eight attempts. And it probably warrants mentioning that Newton ripped off a sick air guitar celebration with the ball following his rushing touchdown, which netted him a 15-yard penalty.

Clearly things could have gone better for the Panthers, and clearly Newton won't throw for 400 yards every single game. (That wouldn't be a good thing, anyway.) But there's at least hope for Panthers fans one game into the 2011 season considering it appears as if they've finally found a franchise quarterback.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:00 am
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record



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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

What a way to start off your rookie campaign off by throwing for over 400 yards Mr.Newton!!!! Keep up the good work!CoolSmile



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

To the person that asked is Cam, like Vick or Steve Young, I have to say going by preseason, Vick, but if I go by this game and this game alone the Steve Young image is there which can only mean great things for Cam Newton.



Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: September 12, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

for SFNYGIANTS



Since: Jan 2, 2009
Posted on: September 12, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

you mean a "legit" team like the giants? last i checked to be legit you need to win...cards won, giants didn't



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

The Green Bay game is going to be tough.

Your defense didn't actually light it up.  34points.  Thank god you got a high potent offense.

One on one with any CB.  I will take SS over anyone in the league. 

Green Bay will probably win but it going to be a bigger dog fight then you think.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 11:59 am
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing record

I will be the first to admit I was dead wrong about this kid. I saw another Mike Vick, 1 read pull it down and take off. He played great, used his feet to buy time and throw, not just take off. That was a fun game to watch, the exact opposite of every panther game the last 2 years. Just one game, but all the things I was afraid I would see didn't materialize. Couldn't ask for anything more if your a Panther fan.



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