The Patriots’ defense was in mid-season form and Cam Newton added to his legacy as arguably the greatest rushing quarterback in NFL history. The result was the first win without Tom Brady on the roster since 1999.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions. Quite a contrast from his performance in Foxborough last December. Despite the opt-outs and no preseason, the Pats’ D was rock solid.
Newton rushed for two touchdowns, number 59 and 60 of his career. That’s the most rushing TD’s all-time for an NFL quarterback. His 75 rushing yards were the most by a Patriots’ QB since Steve Grogan’s 81 against the Bills back in 1977.
It’s early, and one win against a mediocre team is no reason to celebrate. But showing the world that you can continue to win football games after the departure of TB12 certainly is. Seeing Cam’s passion and charisma both on the field and the sidelines was an uplifting experience for fans who may have been skeptical about how well he would fit into the Bill Belichick culture.
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The Pats take on the Seahawks in Seattle next Sunday night, which will be their first real test of 2020. In the meantime, let’s go C’s.