Who you got in the NFC Championship Game: Cam Newton or Carson Palmer? The similarities are striking!


Thirty-one quarterbacks have won the Heisman Trophy, but not once have two of those quarterbacks played each other in the NFL playoffs, until now.

In 2002, Palmer completed 309 of 489 passes for 3,942 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as USC went 11–2 and finished fourth in the final AP poll. Cam Newton dominated college football in his one season at Auburn, leading the Tigers to a 14–0 record and the 2010 BCS National Championship. Newton finished that season with 2,854 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He may have been even more of a force on the ground, rushing for 1,586 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Only two Heisman–winning quarterbacks have ever won a Super Bowl: Roger Staubach and Jim Plunkett.


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