Cam Newton ‘Optimistic’ After Patriots’ Passing Performance In Loss

Cam Newton is very optimistic about his performance against the Seattle Seahawks. There were quite a few questions as to whether or not the new Patriots quarterback could pass the ball. Well, those questions should be answered against the Seahawks. He was good and more, as the offense almost won them the game. Sadly, it was not enough.

The Patriots’ running backs were not able to do much of anything on the ground. They had just 20 yards on 14 carries. As a result, Newton threw 44 times and completed 30 passes for 397 yards. He had a touchdown and interception. But it was not enough to come back.

In week 1, the Patriots passed just a few times. Most of their success came on the ground. In fact, Newton did not have a single deep ball against the Miami Dolphins. Newton was 6-of-8 for 162 yards on long throws Sunday night against Seattle.

Cam Newton ‘Optimistic’ After Patriots’ Passing Performance In Loss

“There’s many ways that you can win in this game,” Newton said. “We don’t want to become one-dimensional. We had our opportunities. And just moving forward, we have a lot of things to be optimistic about. But yet we still have to get better. The reason why you play this game is for one stat and one stat only. We didn’t get that statistic today, and that’s the win. For us, this is a disgusting taste in my mouth. I just gotta grow and get better in this offense and hopefully have a better result next week.”

“We learned a lot tonight from these guys,” wide receiver Julian Edelman said. “Down two scores with four minutes to go across the country against a really good football team, and you come back. We knew it was going to go to the last play. We kept saying (that) this whole week. Then it literally came down to the last play. And they got us. But I’m really proud of how we fought as a team.”

Edelman had a career high with 179 receiving yards on 9 catches as he battled through a knee injury. N’Keal Harry caught 8 passes for 72 yards, as veteran wideout Damiere Byrd caught six passes for 72 yards.