The first touchdown of the Patriots’ Week 1 tilt with the Dolphins was powered by the legs of Cam Newton.
New England’s second score of the season-opening contest told a similar story.
Newton helped the Patriots grab a two-score lead over their AFC East division rival minutes into the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. With New England sitting on Miami’s 11-yard line, Newton took a first-down snap under center, faked a handoff to Rex Burkhead and sprinted to the corner of the end zone. The initial ruling of a touchdown was upheld after official review.
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For those who over the past few months wondered if Newton still was capable of getting it done on the ground, it looks like they have their answer.
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