Cam Newton can pass Matt Ryan

December, 8, 2011
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It’s kind of ironic that Carolina’s Cam Newton and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan will play against each other on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

There’s a very good chance Newton could move ahead of Ryan on the list of most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history. Newton has thrown for 3,297 yards so far and that puts him within easy striking distance of Ryan, who is No. 3 on the list with 3,440 yards in 2008.

Newton also has a chance to overtake Sam Bradford (3,512 yards last season) for No. 2. Newton likely will need a little more time to have a shot at moving into the No. 1 spot.

Peyton Manning set the rookie record for passing yards with 3,739 in 1998.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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