Kevin Kolb By The Numbers In His Last Regular Season Appearances Showing Positive Things

Sep 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) makes a pass while pressured by New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Before you start moaning and groaning about rehashing the quarterback situation, this is a post based on some numbers the Cardinals put together and shared with the media. For those who are really hoping that Kevin Kolb turns into the quarterback that the team hoped they would see, this is good news. In no way is this a post questioning whether he should take the starting job over John Skelton , especially since Skelton's health makes the issue a non-issue for the moment.

In any case, Kolb is starting to show signs of coming around, based on the numbers at least.

In the last four games in which he has appeared (all Arizona victories), Kolb has completed 38 of 61 attempts (62.3%) for 455 yards, three TDs and no INTs. He has now attempted 68 consecutive passes without throwing an INT.

He started three of those games, but one was when he left with a concussion against San Francisco in 2011, so the fact that the team won that game had little to do with him. However, his QB rating in those four appearances is a whopping 101.5.

Another solid performance and the actual QB controversy will probably be back on in full force, but with one difference. That difference would be that there is one, maybe two quarterbacks playing at a high level, which was not the case during the preseason. And if both are playing well...that is a little unsettling from a consistency standpoint, but it certainly is not a bad problem to have.

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