Originally posted by backontop:
2 TD's (should be 3 at the least) 1 INT 68.9%(correction from 69.8%) completion percentage 504 yards and a 2-1 team record.
4TD's 4 INT's 59.8% completion percentage 1,012 yards and a 1-2 team record
Sorry but Alex Smith still wins. Better TD/ INT ratio, better completion % and better team record.
Why does it have to be Smith > Newton or Newton > Smith? Why can't it be a win for both players & their respective teams?
400 yards & a loss is still a win for Newton & Carolina because he's a rookie QB who's shown promise. The Panthers have a player who can potentially be great one day and is making an early impact for them. Yes, they're losing now but it leaves them hopeful for the future because they might have found their franchise QB.
Smith's efficient (but not explosive) play is still a win for Smith & SF because he didn't lose games for us. Despite the quality of opponents, we're at 2-1 with Smith not giving 2 of those wins away. Yes, the wins weren't impressive but 2 wins after 3 games is still 2 wins.
What I'm trying to say is that those 2 QBs don't have anything to do with each other...different teams, different situations, different opponents, different systems, etc. Arguing whose better based on Newton's 3 games and Smith's 3 games (and past career) doesn't prove who's the better player...and it irrelevant in regards to the 2011 49ers.