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Patriots QB Cam Newton proves he can engineer comebacks like Tom Brady, ends personal dry spell

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Cam Newton’s debut season with the New England Patriots hasn’t been ideal, but he’s been making the most out of it.

On Monday, the former MVP came up big and scored two rushing TDs to help the Patriots escape with a 30-27 win over the New York Jets. The winless Jets had New England clawing themselves out of the game, as they were up by double digits halfway through the final quarter.

Historically, odds were stacked up against Newton as he was 1-38 in games when his team trailed by at least 10 points in the 4th (per ESPN). But with the help of former Jets placekicker Nick Folk who now plays for the Pats, Newton rallied his troops and helped them grab their third win of the season.

This was also Newton’s first win after coming back from the COVID-19/Reserve list following his positive test earlier last October.

After starting out strong as Bill Belichick’s QB1 with a 2-1 win-loss record, the three-time Pro Bowler saw himself back in the sidelines as he was forced to quarantine and recover. The Patriots lost all of their three games with Newton out and went on to lose three more even with him back in the lineup.

Fortunately for Newton and his team, their losing streak ended on Monday as they now give themselves an outside shot of at least ending the season with a winning record.

“Comeback” has been the major theme of Newton’s 10th season in the league, and if there’s one thing he has successfully proven so far, its that he’s more than capable of running through any obstacle life puts ahead of him.