Posted September 19, 2011 - 12:13 pm 31 comments
He was vintage wine. … Opened the game by completing 6 of 7 passes for 90 yards and guiding his crew to the end zone and a quick, 7-0 lead. Except this wasn’t the Green Bay Packers’ reigning Super Bowl MVP, Aaron Rodgers. This was a rookie, for crying out loud, a man with just one NFL regular-season start under his belt. It was Cam Newton, a quarterback who struggled mightily in the preseason but emerged in Game 1 of the regular season a seasoned veteran, or so it seemed. Falling behind early was not the script for the world champions. But after a fumble on the ensuing kickoff by another... more.