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It's time to choose, Dalton or Newton?

Arizona Tennessee Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston TOTAL
Dalton 1 1 1 1 0 4
passing yards 154 217 264 179 189 1003
rushing yards 48 4 -1 0 2 53
Passing TD 2 3 1 2 1 9
Rushing TD 0 0 0 0 0 0
INT 0 0 0 1 0 1
QB rating 92,7 97,9 118,5 85,3 89,7 96,82
Arizona Tennessee Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston TOTAL
Newton 0 0 1 1 1 3
passing yards 422 212 208 158 149 1149
rushing yards 18 55 53 27 55 208
Passing TD 2 0 0 1 2 5
Rushing TD 1 0 1 0 0 2
INT 1 1 0 0 0 2
QB rating 110,4 61,7 95,9 75,4 105,2 89,72

Although I believe the Offensive ROY was awarded after week 2, I think there a reasonable argument can be made for Dalton over Newton. I have argued earlier that the Bengals basically face top 7 defenses while the Panthers face bottom five defenses in the games they do not have in common. Interestingly, they face 5 common opponents (about 1/3 of the season) this year. It gives us a unique opportunity to compare two rookie QBs having fantastic years. Above I highlight the game-by-game statistics for these QBs and I would argue that Dalton has performed better. He has more TDs (9 vs 7), a higher QB rating and more wins.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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