Belichick not ready to move on from Newton as Patriots' QB
Cam’s our quarterback,” Belichick said when asked who would start on Dec. 20 against Miami. Newton completed 9 of 16 passes for 119 yards with an interception and ended the night with a 53.9 passer rating. Newton spoke before Belichick and said it wasn't his call on who should play QB. New England was held without an offensive TD for the second time this season and 15th since Belichick became coach in 2000. What is certain is that any momentum Newton and the Patriots had with four wins in the last five games entering Thursday night has come crashing down.
Akers runs wild, Newton benched as Rams rout Patriots 24-3
These Rams even looked good enough to contend for a chance at some actual Super Bowl redemption later this season. “We’ve got a lot of respect for them, but it’s a totally different year,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. The Patriots have been held without an offensive touchdown in multiple games this season for the first time since 2003. Tyler Higbee and Akers had long gains before Goff leaned over the line on fourth-and-goal for his career-high fourth rushing touchdown of the season. But Young opened the second quarter by picking off a poor throw created by Donald's disruption up front and taking it all the way back for the third-year linebacker's first NFL touchdown.