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Cam Newton breaks more rookie passing records

Posted on: September 18, 2011 5:06 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The Carolina Panthers are 0-2 after their home loss to Green Bay Sunday, but there's reason for optimism in Charlotte these days, and it's all because of Cam Newton.

Following up on his record-breaking performance in Phoenix last week, Newton put on another impressive show against the Packers, throwing for 432 yards and adding two touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air.

Newton also threw three interceptions, so everything wasn't sunshine and roses, but his second big game managed to break some more records and put him in impressive company.

The Panthers rookie became just the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400 yards in back-to-back games. (Read that again, please.)

Newton is also the second- and third-youngest player to record 400-yard passing games. And he's the only rookie to throw for consecutive 400-yard passing games to start a career.

Additionally, his 432 yards broke the record for most passing yards in a game by a rookie, previously held by Matthew Stafford and ... Cam Newton. From last week.

This isn't to say that Newton is the greatest quarterback in NFL history, and I'll have much more on the subject for Sorting the Sunday Pile on Monday morning, and it's absolutely worth noting that Newton picked up some serious junk-time yardage against the Packers.

He also made some indefensible -- well, "being a rookie" is an OK defense, but still -- throws against the Packers that resulted in the three picks.

But the reality is that this is not some sort of mirage, and it is not an accident that he's succeeding at the NFL level. Newton is the real deal, and so are the numbers.

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Cam Newton breaks more rookie passing records

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Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 12:05 am

Cam Newton breaks more rookie passing records

Cam Newton is not proven one bit yet. As a red zone QB? A two-minute QB? A natural turf QB? A cold-weather QB? A playoff QB? A dome QB? Not at all. Not even proven that Newton can remain a statistically prolific QB over a long period of time. Sam Bradford isn't proven yet as more than a middle of the road starter. Nothing is proven about Andrew Luck. More failures at QB than any other position.

Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 6:02 pm

Cam Newton breaks more rookie passing records

Cam was better than ur already choosen "God" Andrew Luck during his college season last year but, yeah....Cam needs to prove himself while Andrew is annointed the next Peyton and he not even in the NFL. I guess because Andrew comes from a pro-style offense he's guaranteed to instantly succeed on the elite level.

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