Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Miami @ New England by JimConnelly

National Football League

Miami (V) vs. New England (H)

Gillette Stadium
Foxboro


Sunday Sep 13,2020 01:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by JimConnelly for New England

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
A-
Overall Offense Grade
A-
Overall Defense Grade
B+
Overall Coaching
A
My Player of the Game
Cam Newton
Game Notes
Brady Who? Just kidding, Patriots fans will always be indebted to Brady, but Cam brings a different look. Coaching staff get high marks for adjusting their system to take advantage of Cam Newton's talents and he delivered on the field. The new look Patriots were able to move the ball effectively although the question will be how they will be able to do so against stronger defenses. But great start to the action.
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Cam Newton (1)
QB 
Nice start for Cam. He was able to run and throw effectively and make plays. Made people exhale after holding their breath with Brady gone.
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
B+
Passing Offense (Overall)
A-
Moving the Chains
A-
Protection
B
Big Plays
B+
Mistakes
B+
Overall QB Play
A-
Game Notes on Offense
Pleasant surprise on offense. They moved the ball well and were able to mix it up. This is a different Patriots offense after almost 20 years of a "classic" pro-style offense.
Quarterback
A-
Running Backs
B+
Protection & Blocking
A-
Receiving
A-
Analysis Notes
Defense
Game Notes on Defense
Notes
SPECIAL Teams
Special Teams Comments
Play of the Game
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
A
Execution
A-
Game Management
A-
Key Decisions
A
Play-Calling
A
Creativity
A
Comments on Coaching
Great job taking advantage of Cam's talents. Competition might be weaker today, but it was a good start to their season and to break in a lot of new people.