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Jarrett Stidham replaces Cam Newton in Week 17

The Patriots turn to their backup QB in the third quarter.

Jarrett Stidham #4 of the New England Patriots throws the ball during warmups before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

The New England Patriots appear to be turning to backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham, as Cam Newton hasn’t been able to move the offense on Monday Night Football. Newton has only completed 5-of-10 passes for 34 yards through two and half quarters. He did rush for his 12th touchdown of the season, but that has been the only semblance of an offense for the Patriots, who are down 31-9 with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.