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WhoDat!656 09-20-2011 03:12 PM

This is an amazing stat!!
...Cam Newton would throw for more yards in his first two NFL games than anybody who has ever played the game? Newton has 422 and 432 yards passing in his two starts, and the theory was that the lack of the NFL's offseason was really going to hinder his development as a quarterback. Was it really just the other day that Newton was in a legitimate competition with Jimmy Clausen for the Carolina starting job?

For comparison's sake, Johnny Unitas threw for 400-plus yards exactly once in his 18-year NFL career, the same as Fran Tarkenton, Len Dawson and Otto Graham. Bart Starr, Roger Staubach, Bob Griese and Troy Aikman -- just to name four more Hall of Fame QBs -- never reached the 400-yard plateau. Brett Favre, Jim Kelly and John Elway played a combined 47 seasons in the NFL, and they all had two career 400-yard games -- which Newton has matched in two weeks.

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saintfan 09-20-2011 10:47 PM

Against Zona and a questionable GB secondary. It's a good stat for him. I'm not hating. I'm just not prepared to over-hype the kid.

DblBogey 09-21-2011 10:52 AM

This is subject to change . . . He is a new commody, once everyone figures out his tendancies those numbers will go down. Also, running QBs in the NFL have limited careers in the NFL, just sayin"!

Crusader 09-21-2011 10:54 AM

Its quite impressive to start a career in the NFL that way.

Mardigras9 09-21-2011 10:58 AM

Like him or not, it's impressive. Clausen's career was over as soon as they signed Newton.

Srgt. Hulka 09-21-2011 01:42 PM

Very impressive indeed, and not to take away from his accomplisment, but I think it's a fluke. I may be wrong, I think those numbers are about to turn dramatically around. I hope they turn around before October 9th.

niteadept 09-21-2011 01:46 PM

I say let him run and the Saints D can welcome the rookie to the league.
And, I will be at that game to watch him get schooled.

44Champs 09-21-2011 04:10 PM

You can't take away that accomplishment from him. I don't care who he went up against. But I have a feeling that that'll start to change as the season goes on.

SmashMouth 09-21-2011 08:23 PM

Just wait till he meets GW and company ....

homerj07 09-21-2011 08:56 PM

Good for him - bad for me he was not on my fantasy team! :(

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