Sunday, October 7, 2012
Notes on QBs Russell Wilson, Cam Newton
By Mike Sando
SAN FRANCISCO -- My column on the San Francisco 49ers' 45-3 victory over Buffalo will be appearing on the blog shortly. In the meantime, I wanted to pass along notes on the Seattle Seahawks' 16-12 victory over Carolina, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information:
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed all 10 pass attempts for 141 yards and a touchdown when targeting receivers in the middle of the field, defined as between the yard-line numbers. He had completed 30 of 45 such passes for 282 yards with one score, three interceptions and a 63.4 NFL passer rating on those throws previously this season.
Meanwhile, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton entered the game Sunday leading the NFL with a 12.3-yard average per attempt on throws traveling at least 5 yards past the line of scrimmage before finding their targets. He averaged 4.4 yards per attempt on such throws against Seattle, completing a season-low 28.6 percent of them.