Cardinals hold Cam Newton to career-worst marks, Patriots win on FG
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton’s second interception with the game tied and 4:27 left in the fourth quarter gave the Arizona Cardinals possession.
The Cardinals couldn’t make the most of it and fell 20-17 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
Newton finished by completing 9 of 18 passes for 84 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He added nine carries for 46 yards on the ground.
The Patriots quarterback recorded a passer rating of 23.6, the worst mark of his career.
After the Patriots’ win, head coach Bill Belichick was defending his starting quarterback.
Belichick asked about Cam Newton's sub-par performance
"he threw for 350 last week"
Still backing his guy
— Yianni Kourakis (@YianniKourakis) November 29, 2020
It appeared that Newton’s second interception might have sealed the game in Arizona’s favor.
The Cardinals went seven plays and 20 yards over the next 2:40 before a drive stalled and Zane Gonzalez missed a 45-yard field goal.
The Patriots took over and, with the aide of a crucial 15-yard penalty on Cardinals rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons for a hit on Newton running out of bounds, New England’s Nick Folk made a 50-yard kick at the final buzzer.