Cam Newton hits 5,000 career rushing yards, Pats trail 18-9

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It hasn’t been a great day for the Patriots on offense, but they’re still alive in the fourth quarter after quarterback Cam Newton notched another milestone.

Newton went over 5,000 career rushing yards with a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Broncos. That gave the Patriots the ball inside the Denver 10-yard-line and Newton plunged in from a yard out three plays later.

A two-point attempt didn’t work out, however, and the Patriots trail 18-9. The decision to go for two at that point will likely be fodder for questions at Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s postgame press conference, but he knows now he needs two scores rather than with little time left on the clock.

The rushing mark is a highlight on an otherwise sluggish day for Newton. He’s been intercepted twice and had not gotten much going on the ground until the scoring drive.

That sluggishness has been shared by most of the Patriots, although their third down defense has been strong enough to force the Broncos to settle for six Brandon McManus field goals. That’s kept the door open and the defense will need to stay strong for the Patriots to get through it.

7 responses to “Cam Newton hits 5,000 career rushing yards, Pats trail 18-9

  1. Good for him. He got some individual stats but as Herm Edwards once said “You play to win the game”. He also had two INTs and lost a fumble. I would think those numbers are more important than a meaningless run when the game was all but over. Just Cam being Cam.

  2. How is Goodell allowed to keep his job? The Patriots clearly won this game, but Goodell and his cronies cheated them again. Week after week, game after game this happens. Pathetic.

  3. “How is Goodell allowed to keep his job? The Patriots clearly won this game, but Goodell and his cronies cheated them again. Week after week, game after game this happens. Pathetic.”

    I love seeing fans of the mighty Patriots reduced to crying about the referees in a loss against one of the worst teams in the NFL this year.

  4. silverwolf1898 says:

    “How is Goodell allowed to keep his job? The Patriots clearly won this game, but Goodell and his cronies cheated them again. Week after week, game after game this happens. Pathetic.”

    I love seeing fans of the mighty Patriots reduced to crying about the referees in a loss against one of the worst teams in the NFL this year.

    I’m not completely sure but I do believe he is mocking those same fans you mentioned.

  5. How is Goodell allowed to keep his job? The Patriots clearly won this game, but Goodell and his cronies cheated them again. Week after week, game after game this happens. Pathetic.
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    I am all for mocking P6. However, the Pats have beaten down the Steelers for 20 years which leaves you constantly crying about the Pats and Brady. Don’t you find it sad you post more about them than the team you root for?

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