But since that game, the former 2015 NFL MVP award winner has appeared to falter on multiple occasions. Barring that impressive game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3, Newton has failed to impress in recent games.
Last Sunday’s humbling 6-33 loss at the hands of Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers must serve as a wake-up call to New England players. Coach Bill Belichick said that he was ‘optimistic’ that his team will overcome their ongoing slump.
A win against the Josh Allen-led Buffalo Bills this Sunday could spark a turnaround for the Patriots.
But will Cam Newton show up to spoil the party for his former Assistant Coach?
Cam Newton looking to bounce back after back-to-back disappointments
Cam Newton is the 1st Patriots player with 0 touchdown passes and multiple interceptions in back-to-back games since Drew Bledsoe in 1995.
He is the 1st Patriots player with 0 touchdown passes, at least 3 Int and under 100 Pass yards since Steve Grogan in 1983 pic.twitter.com/CscjRSnGeB
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 25, 2020
Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott was part of an online video conference earlier this week. McDermott spent time with Cam Newton when the latter played for NFC South franchise, Carolina Panthers. He still holds Cam Newton in high regard ahead of their Week 8 encounter at the Ralph Wilson Stadium.
He said, “There were a lot (of good memories). He’s certainly a great player on the field. I think people don’t always know who he is off the field and they wonder.
“Cam and I, our relationship goes back a long time, and he’s a real joy to be around, a real pleasure of a young man just in terms of the way he handles himself with all the attention he’s gotten over the years.
“He was always very respectful of me and very kind to me and my family, and I’ll never forget that. I’ll always remember that, and I think my young kids will, as well.
“Cam’s a really good player, a former MVP of this league for a reason. I know what Cam can do. I’ve seen him in practice over the years in Carolina there. He’s a heck of a player…We know full well what he’s capable of,” McDermott said via USA Today.
The Patriots remain winless in their last 2 outings in the league. Coach Belichick will be eager to get back to winning ways, especially after last weekend’s disappointing performance against the San Francisco 49ers.
Cam Newton has not thrown a single touchdown over the last 2 games. He was benched in the 6-33 loss to the 49ers and will be looking forward to silencing his doubters by putting in a strong performance against their AFC East rivals on Sunday.