The New England Patriots picked up a much needed win on Monday Night over the New York Jets.
They put an end to their 4 game losing skid by beating the Jets in the closing seconds.
New England has dominated the Jets in the recent years and it would have been a real gut punch if the Jets were able to secure their first win over the struggling Patriots.
A lot has been made about New England since the divorce of Tom Brady.
They started off the season showing promise, but haven’t been playing their best since October.
Patriots QB Cam Newton, was the sole reason this team won last night.
He set a new passing recording in leading his team back to victory.
Cam Newton Sets New Passing Record In Week 9
Ever since coming back from COVID-19, Newton has been struggling.
He always struggled with completion percentage in his career (accuracy issues), but he had some poor performances that resulted in big losses for New England.
A couple weeks back against the 49ers, Cam was very off with his throws and as a result, got benched.
He knew he had to be better as he is also playing for a contract.
On Monday Night Football, he certainly answered the bell as he led a huge 4th quarter comeback.
In doing so, Cam set a new passing record.
Cam Newton completed 18 passes to undrafted wide receivers in the @Patriots' victory tonight (Meyers 12, Byrd 5, Olszewski 1).
That's the most completions to undrafted wide receivers by any QB in a win in the Super Bowl era.#GoPats
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) November 10, 2020
Although this may come as a surprise, many shouldn’t be as the Patriots are dealing with injuries at the wide receiver position.
Also, recently signed WR Donte Moncrief remains on the practice squad awaiting activation.
Last night, WR Jakobi Meyers was Newton’s go to guy.
He finished the game with 12 catches for 169 yards.
— WEEI (@WEEI) November 10, 2020
Newton did a good job of showing trust with his un-drafted wide outs last night.
Meyers most certainly will be a hot commodity on the free agency market in fantasy football.
New England will look to ride this momentum into next week.
Will The New England Patriots Keep Cam Newton?
One of the larger stories in the offseason was the lack of interest Cam Newton received.
The Patriots sort of swooped in and signed him to a cheap contract as Newton had no other alternative.
Newton is not only auditioning for New England this year, but for other teams who might be in need of a quarterback next season.
Teams such as the Colts, 49ers and Falcons.
Prior to last night’s game, Cam discussed his familiarity with the New England system and how he is slowly getting accustomed to the offense.
It showed last night as he did something he often struggled with throughout his career.
Cam Newton entered Monday night 1-38 when trailing by double-digits in 4th quarter, his only win coming in 2018 vs Eagles. But he and Pats overcame a 10-point, 4th-quarter deficit to avoid their first 5-game lose streak since 1995. Jets now 0-9 for first time in franchise history
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 10, 2020
If Newton is able to somehow string along multiple wins to close out this season, he may have a future in New England.
Although many believe the Patriots are trying to draft a quarterback, Cam has had his moments halfway through the season.
His future in New England will solely depend upon how he finishes out the 2020 season.