Patriots’ Cam Newton looks to overcome past demons vs. Broncos
Cam Newton and the New England Patriots are set to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday, a team he has struggled against in his career. Despite falling short versus the Broncos in his career, Newton will look to put his past numbers against them behind him in Week 6.
Newton holds an 0-3 record versus the Broncos in his career. Of course, his most notable loss to Denver came when Newton’s Carolina Panthers faced them in Super Bowl 50.
In that Super Bowl, Newton completed just 18 of his 41 attempts for 265 yards and turned the ball over three times while being sacked six times. Newton has completed just 51.8 percent of his passes and holds a 31.9 quarterback rating against Denver.
Both of those are career lows for Newton against a team he has faced three or more times in his career. However, with that being said, he’s in an entirely different situation in New England than he was in Carolina.
Newton is returning to the Patriots after missing the team’s Week 4 contest versus the Kansas City Chiefs due to COVID-19. The former NFL MVP has looked remarkable in Josh McDaniels’ offense and has been sacked just five times in his three starts.
At the same time, the Broncos won’t have Von Miller chasing Newton, and Denver’s defense has only 10 sacks this season. Given that, even though he has been underwhelming versus Denver in his career, Newton is poised to buck the trend on Sunday.
Newton will try to get the Patriots to 3-2 on the season with a win.