The New England Patriots celebrated their first win of the season last weekend. Their new quarterback, Cam Newton, made the game a very interesting one as he dominated the Patriots offense. It was clear that the decision to bring him in was a smart one.
In his first game with the Patriots, Newton led all rushers with 75 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. All other offensive players finished with 42 carries for 217 yards and three touchdowns, with running back Sony Michel being the second-leader in every rushing category: 10 carries, 37 yards and a touchdown.
After the game, head coach Bill Belichick spoke about the win and how impressed he was with Newton. He explained:
“We always try to do what’s best for the team to win. Everything we’ve done for the last 20 years, and rightfully so, was for Tom Brady. Everything was dedicated to him, other than the games that he didn’t play in like when Cassel played or Jimmy and then Jacoby when Brady was suspended. There were times when we had to plan differently. But, when your starting quarterback has things that he’s good at or things that you can take advantage of then I think you try to take advantage of them.”
He also said:
“Miami’s got some big, strong players in there. They had a couple of guys from the Patriots last year and signed some defensive ends as free agents, so they have upgraded their roster there. But I thought we played very competitively against them.”
We can’t wait to see the Patriots back on the field next week. They now need to prepare to go up against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. We have a feeling that it’s going to be a great season for them and we can’t wait to see what they will do next!