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German Jakob Johnson with a historic touchdown

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It’s steeped in history: Jakob Johnson is only the second German football professional to score a touchdown in the NFL. (Here for the 2020/21 NFL schedule)

In the dramatic 30:35 defeat of the New England Patriots in the Sunday Night Game against the Seattle Seahakws, the Stuttgart-based man caught a 1-yard pass from quarterback Cam Newton in the end zone in the third quarter, providing six points for the intermediate result for 23: 28.

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As a reminder: Previously, from a German point of view, had alone Markus Kuhn scored a touchdown in the NFL – 2014 in Diensten der New York Giants.

“I didn’t know that. But that’s great. I’m sure I’ll realize that later,” said Johnson. Meanwhile, Kuhn congratulated his successor. “Congratulations !!! Welcome to the club,” wrote the former defensive tackle on Twitter.

Johnson does it like Markus Kuhn

Johnson is only playing in his second season in the world’s strongest football league and was active in this country for the Stuttgart Scorpions in the GFL.

The 25-year-old fullback joined the Patriots through a support program for international players. In his first year in the NFL, Johnson, who is mainly used as a blocker, only caught a pass for five yards of space.

Johnson became the first player to catch a touchdown pass from Cam Newton in the service of the Patriots after he replaced superstar Tom Brady, who had fled after 20 years, in the summer.

For Newton, on the other hand, most valuable player (MVP) of the 2015/16 season, it was the first touchdown pass in the Patriots’ jersey.

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Newton sets the tone with Patriots

But that couldn’t change the bankruptcy against Seahakws either. The franchise of head coach Bill Belichick allowed 5 touchdowns by the outstanding Seahakws quarterback Russell Wilson.

In the course of a 4-yard touchdown by Tyler Lockett (drive over 8:15 minutes / 13 plays), the Patriots only got the ball back for the first time at the end of the opening quarter when the score was 7: 7.

Although New England had their first drive, thanks to Newton, who ran from the 1 himself into the end zone, also resulted in a touchdown. Shortly thereafter, however, Wilson threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf in his first highlight action, which again equalized and let the teams go into the break with 14:14.

After that, the Seahawks continued to pick up – Wilson found David Moore for a 38-yard touchdown against the weak Patriots defense, followed by Freddie Swain (21-yard TD).

Wilson Matchwinner at Seahakws

Johnson’s touchdown coup gave New England hope again, as did Newton with another touchdown, which previously softened Wilson’s preliminary 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson a little.

But in the end the Patriots simply found too few solutions to start their game – and above all to stop Wilson.

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