Cam Newton came into today with 2,605 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, along with another 374 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Against the Detroit Lions this afternoon, he added 280 more passing yards, one more passing touchdown, four more picks, 37 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Minus the interceptions, the kid is having an impressive rookie campaign, to say the least. All the naysayers, those with long lists of reasons why his skills at Auburn wouldn't translate to the pros, have been largely silenced. Each week, even with a defense giving up 26.3 points per game coming into today (and another 49 against the Lions today) that's largely responsible for the team's 2-9 record, he's shown a leadership and poise that many didn't think would stand up to an NFL defense.
From where I stand, we are in line to see Cam Newton break a handful of pretty important records.