Cam Newton wasn’t going to be denied of scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.
The New England Patriots have nothing to play for in Week 16, as they were officially eliminated from playoff contention following their loss to the Miami Dolphins last week. However, they do have the chance to mess with the Buffalo Bills’ seeding in the playoffs. After facing criticism for his play this season, let’s just say quarterback Cam Newton was motivated on Monday night.
In the second quarter, Newton appeared destined to be sacked by Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver. Instead, Newton escaped Oliver’s grasp and bulldozed his way into the end zone to cut New England’s deficit to 10-9.
That touchdown run was the 70th of Newton’s career and the 12th of the season. Newton is now tied with Steve Grogan for most rushing touchdowns by a Patriots quarterback in a single-season.
VINTAGE SUPER CAM 😤 #GoPats
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 29, 2020
70th career rushing TD for Cam Newton, which extends his own NFL record for rushing TDs by a QB.
Also, with his 12th rushing TD of the season, he ties Steve Grogan (1976) for the single-season franchise record for rushing TDs by a QB.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 29, 2020
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