New England Patriots: Is Cam Newton Back to Pro Bowl Form?
The New England Patriots lost Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason. Cam Newton made his NFL debut with the New England Patriots. He was one of the main reasons why New England took down the Miami Dolphins 21-11.
Newton scored a 4-yard touchdown run in the first-quarter and also a 11-yard touchdown run in the third-quarter. It looked like he was having a ton of fun again in this game and this was his first game played since Week 2 with the Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He completed 15-of-19 passes for 155 yards. Newton didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but he didn’t get picked off either.
The New England Patriots were able to run the ball effectively because of Cam Newton. He rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. Newton was the leading rusher in this game for the New England Patriots.
The other top rusher in this game was Sony Michel with 37 yards rushing on 10 carries and a score.
Michel scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth-quarter, after Jordan Howard scored on a 1-yard touchdown run (Ryan Fitzpatrick 2-point conversion) for the Miami Dolphins. Sony Michel gave them the 21-11 lead after Miami cut it 14-11.
Julian Edelman was the leading receiver for New England in this game with five receptions for 57 yards receiving. He rushed for 23 yards on one carry.
This was a revenge game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The reason why this was the case is because they lost to Miami 24-21 in Week 17 last season with 24 seconds remaining on a 5-yard touchdown reception by Mike Gesicki from Ryan Fitzpatrick though.
Newton in a New Town
Cam Newton is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of the New England Patriots moving forward though nonetheless. They have a lot of potential with him at the quarterback position this season though nonetheless.
Newton seems healthy for the first time in a couple of seasons though. This team could be fun to watch. Some people will be counting them out this season. The New England Patriots believe they can win the AFC East this season despite having the Buffalo Bills being primed to take over the division though.
This could be a fun season for them but it could also be very painful for them.
There were no fans in the stand for the game and Bill Belichick described this game as practice to the reporters after the game was over and he also acknowledged that there are no fans in practice. Also, he thought that the game wasn’t executed perfectly, but a win is a win though.
The next game for the Miami Dolphins (0-1) will be at home at Hard Rock Stadium next Sunday against the Buffalo Bills (0-1).
The next game for the New England Patriots (1-0) will be on the road against the Seattle Seahawks (1-0) at CenturyLink Field next Sunday night.
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