New England Patriots stand during national anthem before Panthers game

Drop Cam Newton In All Standard Leagues

The defense also gave up five plays of at least 20 yards, surrendered 7.4 yards per play and allowed six third-down conversions on nine attempts.

The Patriots were penalized seven times for 55 yards, none more damaging than the 5-yarder on Gilmore that couldn't get the Panthers off the field in the last two minutes of the game.

"We always have a sense of urgency here", he said. "If we can't play somewhat of a decent defense, it's going to be hard to win games".

This time, it ended great for the away team. The stadium erupted with "boos" and some fans even burned their jerseys and vowed they were done with the team.

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 96 yards and recorded touchdown runs of 34 and two yards in the first half, but did not return following the intermission, sidelined by a hamstring injury.

The Patriots defense looked confused throughout the entire game leading to the Panthers getting many big plays and easy yardage.

Clemson at Virginia Tech
Josh Jackson is off to a good start at quarterback for the Hokies, but will face his toughest test yet against Clemson's defense. Memphis garnered some national acclaim September 16 with a 48-45 home victory over UCLA, which was ranked 25th at the time.

Newton finished 22 of 29 for 316 yards and an interception, picking apart a New England defense that was giving up an NFL-worst 461 yards and 31.7 points per game.

Quarterback Cam Newton and other Panthers hinted this week that there might be possible demonstrations by the team in the future, saying: "There's something that's in the midst". This will make Bill Belichick extremely happy.

The Panthers don't want Newton 2.0 running the ball 10 to 15 times a day (he had eight carries for 44 yards Sunday). The Patriots then forced a punt with Dont'a Hightower's third-down sack. Brady found Chris Hogan across the middle for 26 yards with just 4 seconds left in the half. "There are a lot of guys on this team that deserve their credibility.We expected to win today". Heading into Sunday, the former No. 1 pick had thrown four interceptions and just two touchdowns while posting an ugly 69.7 quarterback rating. Newton also caused a stir for non-football reasons as he raised a clenched fist after scoring the 50th rushing touchdown of his career.

He started completing simple passes to playmakers such as Christian McCaffrey and Fozzy Whittaker. But they have to finish off drives, particularly against a Patriots defense that gave up 301 passing yards and two touchdowns to Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson a week ago. With 3 yards to gain on third down, Newton looked deep for Byrd and completely missed a wide-open Devin Funchess on a short screen.

"Just moving the ball forward with the little check-downs is very key for us", Newton said.



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