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Patriots-Dolphins highlights: Newton's 2 TDs spark New England win

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The Cam Newton era in New England is off and running... literally.

Not only did the Patriots quarterback rush for two touchdowns in his New England debut, he rushed for 75 yards, his most in a game since 2017 -- and the most by a Patriots quarterback since Steve Grogan in 1977. The 75 yards were also more than Tom Brady had rushed for in the previous two years combined (69 yards) so it's clear the Patriots offense will look very different in 2020.

Newton's workload on the ground was high even for him, as the 15 carries were the second most he's had in his NFL career.

Sony Michel also scored a rushing touchdown as the Patriots racked up 217 yards on the ground.

N'Keal Harry committed a costly mistake when his fumble at the 1-yard line went out of the end zone for a touchback, leading to the Dolphins' only touchdown drive of the day, but the Patriots open the season with a win.

FINAL SCORE: Patriots 21, Dolphins 11

Patriots Record: 1-0

BOX SCORE

HIGHLIGHTS

Cam puts the Pats on the board, salutes Chadwick Boseman with his celebration

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year starts his season with an interception

Adrian Phillips gets an interception in his Patriots debut

Cam puts the Patriots up 14-3 in the 3rd with his 8th career game with multiple rushing touchdowns

After N'Keal Harry fumbles the ball out of the end zone, the Dolphins march 80 yards in 11 plays 

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick proves that Cam Newton isn't the only QB in the game who can run, as the Fins make it 14-11

Sony Michel punches it in from a yard out to put the Patriots back up 10 points

J.C. Jackson seals the victory with the interception in the end zone

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