Last week: 30 (-1)
Last week I mentioned that Cam Newton is 1-10 in his career in games decided by a touchdown or less. Well, the good news is that he’s 6-7 in his other 13 games. Typically, records in touchdown games even out over time. Teams that win a game by a touchdown or less win their following game 52% of the time if that game is also decided by a touchdown or less. If that were the case in his 11 close games, he’d have around a .500 career record, instead of being 7-17, which wouldn’t be bad considering that they don’t have a great supporting cast. Meanwhile, as disappointing as his 2012 has been, they have the exact same record through 8 games as they did last year, when Newton was the next big thing.
This year, he has just one loss by more than a touchdown and that was on Thursday Night, when it’s understandable for a young quarterback to have a bad game. They have just a -31 points differential this year and while they rank 29th in rate of sustaining drives d...