World News – United States – Patriots Ups & Downs: Cam Newton on the bench, non-existent offense in loss against 49ers


BOSTON (CBS) – Well that was UGGHT There’s nothing to feel good about the Patriots after a 33-6 beating by the 49ers in Week 7 Nothing

Cam Newton and the offense stink The defense was pretty stinky It was 60 minutes of stench at Gillette Stadium And the Patriots don’t look like a team improving right now It’s been over a month now ‘they haven’t played a decent football game, let alone a good game

« When you lose 33-6 you can’t say, ‘We’re close,' » Devin McCourty said after Sunday’s « embarrassing » loss « We are 2-4 and cannot say: ‘We are there’ We have to put our heads down and work ‘

The Pats just suffered their biggest loss at home under Bill Belichick They have now lost three in a row They are 2-4 with four of their six games at Gillette That won’t happen in the NFL

These games are usually reserved for Four Ups and Four Downs, but we’d be kidding a lot of people if we noticed four positives from Sunday’s loss So here are a handful of Downs with some quick returns from a bad football day at Foxboro

The Patriots only got the ball around 7:30 a.m. in the first half and the 49ers took a 23-3 lead at halftime The game was pretty much over by then as the offense wasn’t never gave them a chance to win

And even when the Patriots had the ball, nothing good came of it Newton threw two picks in the first half, and his first was particularly brutal After the Patriots’ defense held the 49ers to the basket , Newton responded with his fifth interception of the season He went in search of Jakobi Meyers but found Fred Warner instead, and the 49ers added six points to the scoreboard of that pick.

Newton was taken out again at the end of the second quarter when he went deep – way too deep – for Meyers, and his stray throw fell into Emmanuel Moseley’s arms

He was picked for a third and final time in the third quarter, when he threw a pass behind Julian Edelman who was knocked down and fell into the arms of Jamar Taylor The Newton-Edelman connection hasn’t been around since that Jules played his career game against the Seahawks in Week 2

Newton was benched after that pass, ending his day 9-for-15 for 98 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions His death was interrupted throughout the game and he now has up to three poor performances in a row as New England Patriots QB Offense hasn’t looked very good since Week 2

“I put this team in a rut with my performances here,” Newton said after the game “Just start over on Monday and see how it goes”

Bill Belichick says Newton will be back under center next week in Buffalo But one has to wonder if he will have a short leash if the offense struggles again

The 49ers ran all over the Patriots, scooping up 197 rushing yards on 37 carries – good for an average 53 The Patriots’ defense couldn’t do anything against the San Francisco rushing offense

Jeff Wilson ran for three touchdowns, including 16 yards in the second quarter when he struck the end zone untouched Wilson left after his third scoreline of the day, collecting 112 yards on just 17 attempts

The Patriots surrendered 127 rushing yards in the first half, San Francisco averaging 64 yards per carry

The Patriots are already thin at the catcher, so losing someone in position will increase their depth in position even more

Their depth at post was put to the test on the last game of the first quarter, when N’Keal Harry suffered a head injury and did not return Harry was surprised by safety Tarvarius Moore as he tried to pass Newton down the middle on a third and a 6 Harry dropped the pass after taking a shot in the head and falling to the ground He was clearly stunned when he got up and ordered the blue medical tent on the sideline He walked over to the New England locker room, and it was his afternoon

Prepare for those calls to a receiver on the trade deadline to get much stronger

The 49ers scored on their first down and never looked back It was the first opening touchdown the Patriots have allowed this season

But San Fran made it easy, setting up a nine-game, 75-yard march to the end zone topped by a three-yard rushing score by Wilson

What hurts even more is that the Pats could have forced a three and a takedown, but Ja’Whaun Bentley couldn’t wrap up Jimmy Garoppolo when the QB kept him on a third and a 3 in San Francisco 32- court line A few plays later Garoppolo hit Deebo Samuel in the backfield and the wide receiver turned it into a 23-yard gain for New England 34 George Kittle had a reception of 15 yards in the next game, and Samuel had a 14-yard reception to the New England 3-yard line before Wilson found the end zone

Garoppolo went 4-for-4 for 59 yards in the first practice, and the 49ers were out of the race

The Patriots weren’t good offensively throughout the game, but they’re not doing themselves any favors by putting goose eggs in the first quarter Although they threw a basket to start the second quarter, the Patriots again failed to put any points on the board in the first 15 minutes of the game.

New England have yet to score an offensive touchdown in the first quarter of the season The team has just seven points in their first six quarters of 2020, and those have come off a pick of six Devin McCourty vs. Seattle

Devin McCourty landed his second assist of the season at the end of the first quarter Garoppolo went way too high for Kittle in the middle, and McCourty was there for the easy interception

“You never want to go out and be embarrassed like we did today There are no excuses,” said McCourty “It’s just embarrassing We have to go out and play to keep the jobs I know Coach Belichick, the Krafts, they don’t form a team so that we are going to play like this « 

Meyers caught four of six passes that earned him 60 yards He was one of the only bright spots in offense for the Patriots

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