Patriots close out the season with a win

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The Patriots ended a disappointing season on a high note Sunday.

Cam Newton threw three touchdowns and caught another to lead the Patriots to a 28-14 win over the Jets. The win leaves the Patriots with a 7-9 record at the end of Newton’s first season with the team.

He’s not expected to have a second season, but Sunday provided a glimpse of how things would have gone for Newton and the Patriots in a best-case scenario this season. Newton was 21-of-30 for 242 yards and he set up his first touchdown pass with a 49-yard run. The touchdown catch came on a throw from wide receiver Jakobi Meyers and was the first of Newton’s NFL career.

That effort is one that could help Newton when he’s looking for a job this offseason, although the total package was far less attractive than what he put together on Sunday.

The Jets’ total package this season was more or less what they showed on Sunday. There were flashes of promise in the passing game as Sam Darnold threw a pair of touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions that offered more flashes of caution about his propensity for turnovers.

With Darnold and the second overall pick, the Jets join the Patriots with decisions to make about the quarterback position. Unlike the Patriots, they are expected to make a head coaching change before they get to any calls on that front.

21 responses to “Patriots close out the season with a win

  1. The real Sam Darnold showed up today. Lots of over throws, doesn’t see the field, throws in to multiple coverage (badly), doesn’t feel the pressure, or know when to throw the ball away. Interceptions
    Some other new QB can do this for much cheaper with more upside (please just not Fields)

  2. Who cares!

    The Patriots are awful & their fan base will soon disappear. A lot of “fans” have already turned into Bucs fans lol.

  3. Always nice to beat the Jets. Even in a bad season like this one. Time to rebuild through the draft and free agency.

  4. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    January 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    “Patriot fans no longer exist”

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    I think (and still love) the Patriots and therefore I am.

  5. The same people posting Patriots hate are the same people who claimed Brady was washed up back in 2012, and called him a system quarterback, but they’re now silent on Tom because their nonsense is on full display. These same people will be spewing their same nonsense next year when the Patriots actually have a quarterback who can throw the ball, and get back to winning football. I’ll take our 9 Superbowl appearances, and 6 Superbowl wins over the last 20 seasons over your nonsense any day of the week… Carry on haters

  6. 57 – 73
    1/7 winning seasons
    Without Brady, Belichick is playing 52 pickup while the rest of the league plays poker

  7. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    January 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm
    Patriot fans no longer exist.

    ********************

    News to me. I’m still here as are the other normal fans. Still happy with the hangover from the past 2 decades. Had to end at some point though which isn’t rocket science.

  8. I just want to point out that I was right when I said the Patriot* Stadium would be empty after Brady left.

  9. arcross12042004scorp15 says:
    January 3, 2021 at 5:12 pm
    I just want to point out that I was right when I said the Patriot* Stadium would be empty after Brady left.
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    Since everyone else’s is too, I don’t think that counts. But if that’s your claim to fame…

  10. Not a Bucs fan just because Brady is there. I’m a life long Pat’s fan,through the good,bad,and ugly. This season was about as ugly as it gets.

  11. Do you realize how much of coaching job it is to get to 7-9 with this team? They were cash strapped, had the most opt outs of any team, mediocre WR talent, sub-par QB play, and were a couple plays from 9-7 or 10-6. Cam was awful for most of the season. They will do what they need to do in the offseason and they will be back. This team has a good, young core that got a lot of quality reps this year.

  12. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 3, 2021 at 4:44 pm
    Justin Fields > Sam Darnold

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    We know you have to hope that’s true because your Jets will be selecting him with the 2nd pick. I’d say “good luck”, but the Jets always need way more than that.

  13. acemagee45 says:
    January 3, 2021 at 4:15 pm
    Who cares!

    The Patriots are awful & their fan base will soon disappear. A lot of “fans” have already turned into Bucs fans lol. No real fan of the Pat’s is going anywhere they have done enough winning for a lifetime! Were still here 6 sb wins in 19 seasons can you’re team do it?🤔🤔🤔 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

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