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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
More on Cam Newton and Falcons

By Pat Yasinskas


On Monday, we heard that Cam Newton, who grew up in the Atlanta area, said he still is a fan of the Falcons, except the two times a year they play the Carolina Panthers.

That prompted Kristen Balboni from ESPN Stats & Information to look up how Newton has fared against the Falcons as compared to the rest of the NFC South.

Newton is 1-3 against Atlanta with a 58.6 completion percentage. He’s thrown for six touchdowns and five interceptions.

Against Carolina and New Orleans, Newton is a combined 4-4 with a 59.3 completion percentage, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.

But I don’t think those numbers have anything to do with Newton, who also has said he plays with a chip on his shoulder against Atlanta, being a fan of the Falcons.

Atlanta’s had a very good team since Newton has been in the league. New Orleans was No. 32 in overall defense last season and Tampa Bay was No. 31.