Ranking quarterback performances from the Divisional round

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6. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

January 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks for an open man to pass to against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Stats: 23-36 246 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 37 rushing yards

Cam Newton performed admirably against the Legion of Boom. He managed to keep the game fairly close into the fourth quarter.

He made plays with his legs and with his arm.

But again, just like Flacco, Newton made all of his mistakes at exactly the wrong time:

I admire Newton’s ability to compete at such a high level with the Seahawks, especially considering Newton had barely any weapons to work with.

Newton has a bright future, but he still has a long way to go as a quarterback.

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