Cam Newton’s Patriots debut went just about as well as possible. In the first game of the post-Tom Brady era in New England, Newton ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns while completing 15 of 19 pass attempts for 155 yards and was a N’Keal Harry goal-line fumble away from a touchdown pass.
Cam Newton stole the show in his Patriots debut. The quarterback ran for 76 yards and two scores, and was efficient through the air, going 15-of-19 for 155 yards, good for a 100.7 passer rating. It was an excellent start as New England notched a 21-11 win over Miami to open the season.
It was always going to be noteworthy be the first Black quarterback to win the starting job (Jacoby Brissett started two games with Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo hurt) in New England. Boston isn’t the last market to have a permanent Black QB – Green Bay and the New York Giants still haven’t had Black starters other than injury fill-ins.
Fresh off accepting the Republican Party’s nomination, President Donald Trump said Friday he was the only thing standing between “democracy and the mob,” as he lashed out at protesters who accosted his supporters as they left the White House the night before.