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Cam Newton speaks out on what’s gone wrong with his Patriots season

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It’s been a rough ride for New England Patriots superstar quarterback Cam Newton thus far this season. His woes were recently compounded by another lackluster showing on Sunday, as the Pats fell to the San Francisco 49ers in a 33-6 blowout.

After the game, Newton himself opened up about his poor form of late:

“Well, I’ve just been pressing,” Newton said, via Josh Alper of NBC Sports. “I don’t think it’s anything with mechanics. It’s seeing the situation at hand and I caught myself just pressing too much. The energy is definitely been off for me and at times it’s not rewarding when you’re just going out there with this aura about yourself that’s not you. I love playing this football game. I have fun playing this football game, but the performances here hasn’t been somewhat delightful for me to have fun in doing so.”

Newton went 9-of-15 on his passes against San Francisco for 98 yards, to go along with no less than three interceptions. The 31-year-old QB was benched for the second half, with Jarrett Stidham taking his place after the break.

Newton then went on to share how he intends to handle the situation from here on out. The former MVP has been in tough situations in the past, and for him, it’s just a matter of keeping his head up:

“So I just got to be better,” he said. “And a lot of things starts and stops at that position and I understand that. And I have put this team in a rut with the performances here, and yet just start over with Monday and see where it goes.”

Cam Newton’s next shot at redemption will come on Sunday when the Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 8.