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Matt Cassel: He came through most of the first half looking like the better quarterback rushing twice for a total of 11 yards. He also ran a yard for a touchdown, but it was negated by a penalty. He put up the first score of the game with an 11 yard pass to Verran Tucker. However, a pass into heavy coverage at the end of the half led to some words with his coach as the team left the field for halftime.
In the second half he hit Dwayne Bowe in the end zone for a 20 yard touchdown pass. Other than that he did little to impress. While I still think Cassel is a good quarterback he certainly didn't silence his critics today.
Jason Campbell: Campbell struggled through much of the game, but he found Khaliff Barnes in the end zone for a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter while also connecting on some game changing passes near the end of the game and in OT.
The bottom line is he did enough to get his team the win.
As a whole, the two quarterbacks were fairly even in play. Cassel had 35 attempts and 20 completions for 216 yards and 2 touchdowns. Campbell had 33 attempts and 19 completions for 229 yards and 1 touchdown.
I said both quarterbacks would be pressured—not that it takes a crystal ball to predict that. Matt Cassel was sacked three times by Michael Huff, Tommy Kelly and Desmond Bryant.
Campbell was sacked four times with Eric Berry getting two, Wallace Gilberry and the ever-faithful Tamba Hali getting one each.
Who's the better quarterback? I think that depends on what one wants from their quarterback. I think Cassel is a better leader and he's more versatile than Campbell.