Cam Newton and the Patriots offense are not playing well at all of late.
The Patriots currently sit at 2-4 and are the 28th passing offense in the league, which includes a just under 400-yard game against Seattle in Week 2. Meanwhile, Newton has thrown two touchdowns to seven interceptions on the year.
Appearing on Dale & Keefe Thursday, NBC Sports' Peter King says Newton's poor play isn't the only thing to blame.
“And I feel for Cam Newton, honestly," he said. "He’s coming to a team that really did not respond and stock up in any way shape or form on offense in this offseason. … They had an awful offense at the end of last year and the Patriots responded in the offseason by going out and getting two tight ends in the third round of the draft. That’s undeniable and they haven’t done enough to be a competitive, quick-strike, big-play offense.
“Look, Cam Newton has to take his share of the blame, just like Tom Brady had to take it late last year. The fact is in the last calendar year the Patriots are 6-9 and you are what your record says you are.”
The Patriots now face a very important game this Sunday afternoon in Buffalo.