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Cam Newton dominating in Patriots debut vs. Dolphins

Cam Newton is showcasing his full skill set against the Dolphins and has rushed for two scores in his first game with the Patriots.

Cam Newton of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Final update: Newton finished 15-of-19 through the air for 155 yards. While he didn’t throw for any scores, he racked up a game-high 15 carries for 75 yards and two scores in the Patriots 21-11 win. The dual-threat quarterback appears like he could have high upside this season, but he’ll have to be tested against a better defense before we know for sure.

The Cam Newton of old has returned. The 2015 MVP is off to a strong start with the New England Patriots in his 2020 debut against the Miami Dolphins and is looking like a top-notch fantasy option. He’s been efficient through the air and on the ground in Week 1.

Newton scored the first touchdown of the game by scrambling for a four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He followed that up with a second rushing score in the third quarter on an 11-yard run. He’s run the ball seven times for 41 yards. Newton’s mobility and size makes him a major threat in the red zone, and he’s even more dangerous when he’s passing the ball at a high level. He hasn’t thrown for a score, but is 15-of-18 passing for 155 yards so far. He’s connected with Julian Edelman five times for 57 yards.

Cam’s first touchdown

Cam’s second touchdown