New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is dealing with an abdominal injury and has been limited in practice this week.

However, the former MVP told Patriots reporters on Thursday he'll be ready to play in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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“I will be [ready to play],” Cam Newton said Thursday. “I’m feeling as good as I should be feeling. You just have to stay on top of things and see what the trainers say and just keep getting treatment.”

Newton and the Patriots are coming off a Week 12 win at home over the Arizona Cardinals. However, the former No. 1 overall was terrible in the game, as he threw two interceptions and failed to throw a touchdown. It was Newton's sixth game this season where he didn't throw a touchdown pass. The three-time Pro Bowler only has four on the season.

Despite Newton's struggles under center, though, the Patriots are 5-6 on the season and still alive for one of the three Wild Card spots in the AFC. New England must beat the Chargers in Week 13, as Los Angeles is only 3-8 and starting a rookie quarterback in Justin Herbert.

Even though Herbert has been stellar for a first-year player, the Patriots have to make life difficult for him.

Newton has thrown for 1,984 yards on the season. He has nine rushing touchdowns but nine interceptions as well.

Cam may only last one season with the Patriots due to his putrid passing numbers, as he becomes a free agent in March.