Was Cam really having as good of a season through the first 8 games last year as people are saying?
Here's a link to his gamelogs: http://www.nfl.com/player/camnewton/2495455/gamelogs?season=2018
Dallas: that was the definition of a Kyle Allen performance
Atlanta: B-/C+ game where it took a miracle to get a chance to tie the game late. The offense really badly botched the final drive of this game and it ended with an uncatchable pass to the end zone.
Cincinnati: a good performance
Giants: A C performance here that took the longest game-winning kick in the history of the league to get the win.
Washington: truly one of the worst final drives in the history of the team that ended with a WTF pass on 4th down
Philadelphia: another terrible performance through the first 3 quarters capped off by the best and most clutch 4th quarter of Cam's career. I won't say anything negative about the 4th quarter, it was legitimately a legendary one.
Baltimore: MVP-level performance
Tampa Bay: MVP-level performance
So what do we have here? 2, maybe 3 games where he looked as good as he did in 2015 (with a weaker arm), plus an all-time great 4th quarter in Philly. A few Kyle Allen performances. Plus a couple of abysmal and botched final drives. IMO, we have rose-colored glasses about how good he was in the first half of the season because of how awesome he had been playing in his last 9 quarters before playing Pittsburgh. But what he did against Baltimore and Tampa Bay and Philadelphia (in the 4th quarter) wasn't indicative of how he played the first 8 games.
Do you disagree and think I'm being too harsh on Cam when it comes to some of these games?