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Newton's first TD in Pats-Chargers drew priceless reaction from David Andrews

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The offensive line for the New England Patriots has been in fine form throughout the 2020 NFL season, and one reason for that success has been the return of David Andrews.

The team's starting center missed all of the 2019 season after being hospitalized for blood clots last August. He returned for the 2020 campaign and has played very well. He's even the leader in Pro Bowl voting among centers.

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Andrews played another excellent game in Week 13 when the Patriots dominated the Los Angeles Chargers in a 45-0 victory at SoFi Stadium. The veteran center helped the Patriots tally 165 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, including quarterback Cam Newton's rushing score in the first quarter that put New England up 7-0.

Andrews and Newton had a great exchange as they came to the sideline after that first score. He joked to Newton, "I think that one might have been half mine right there," referring to the touchdown.

Check out that scene, and others from the Patriots' win in Los Angeles, in the video below: 

The opening drive set the tone for what would be one of the biggest blowout wins in Patriots history.

"Oh man, it was the right way we wanted to start the game," Newton said in his postgame press conference. "We had that as a key to victory this week and I think we hit pretty much most of them, not only scoring on our first possession in the first half but also in the second half as well.

 

"Major kudos to the offense on that, but more or less, it was set up by a great defensive performance, having great field position all game and we just wanted to maximize it through that whole game."