Pats Stats Check-In: How bad are things for Cam Newton?


It’s been seven weeks of 2020 NFL action, and some statistical trends are beginning to take shape for teams and players alike. As such, checks in each week to see how the Patriots (2-4) are doing statistically in a variety of areas, both on a team level and as individuals.

Points Scored (NFL rank) 19.2 (29th)
Points Allowed 23.8 (12th)
Point Differential minus-28 (24th)

Total Offense 352.2 (24th)
Rush Offense 155.0 (4th)
Pass Offense 197.2 (28th)
Third Down 38.8% (24th)
Red Zone 55.0% (25th)

Total Defense 360.3 (17th)
Rush Defense 132.2 (16th)
Pass Defense 228.2 (11th)
Third Down 37.7% (9th)
Red Zone 57.9% (t-11th)

Turnover Differential minus-2 (t-22nd)

Cam Newton
Attempts 131 (30th)
Completions 88 (30th)
Passing Yards 969 (29th)
Completion Percentage 67.2 (14th)
Touchdowns 2 (t-34th)
Interceptions 7 (t-26th)
Rating 71.7 (30th)
Rushing attempts 50 (t-37th)
Rushing Yards 244 (37th)
Rush Avg. 4.9 (t-10th)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-5th)
First downs 23 (t-42nd)

Rex Burkhead
Rushing Attempts 39 (t-45th)
Rushing Yards 154 (46th)
Avg. 3.9 (t-36th)
TD 2 (t-27th)

Sony Michel
Rushing Attempts 26 (t-71st)
Rushing Yards 173 (t-50th)
Avg. 6.7 (NA)
Rush TD 1 (t-55th)

Damien Harris
Rushing Attempts 33 (t-55th)
Rushing Yards 177 (48th)
Avg. 5.4 (NA)

Julian Edelman
Receptions 21 (t-75th)
Receiving Yards 315 (47th)
Avg. 15.0 (27th)

N’Keal Harry
Receptions 19 (t-92nd)
Receiving Yards 172 (127th)
Avg. 9.1 (t-239th)
TD 1 (t-100th)

Damiere Byrd
Receptions 18 (t-101st)
Receiving Yards 233 (t-79th)
Avg. 12.9 (t-101st)

Jake Bailey
Net Punting Avg. 46.8 (2nd)
Gross Punting Avg. 47.9 (9th)
Kickoff Touchbacks 19 (t-23rd)

J.C. Jackson 3 (t-3rd)
Devin McCourty  2 (t-7th)
Stephon Gilmore 1 (t-34th)
Jonathan Jones 1 (t-34th)
Adrian Phillips 1 (t-34th)

Chase Winovich 2.5 (t-46th)

Defensive Fumble Recoveries
J.C. Jackson 2 (t-1st)
Lawrence Guy 1 (t-8th)
Deatrich Wise Jr. 1 (t-8th)