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Panthers vs. Patriots: Score, Stats & Highlights

Live Score: Final Score: Patriots 30, Panthers 7

Tom Brady

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It’s still the preseason, but don’t tell that to Tom Brady.

The Patriots QB threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns Friday night and New England throttled the Carolina Panthers 30-7 for their second straight preseason win.

Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo, a sixth-round pick who’s competing with Ryan Mallett to be Brady’s top backup, completed 9 of 12 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in relief of Brady.

Julian Edelman had 8 catches for 99 yards and Shane Vereen caught 5 passes out of the backfield for 57 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Pats.

Cam Newtown completed 8 of 12 passes for 88 yards for Carolina, which fell to 1-2. Backup Joe Webb hit tight end D.C. Jefferson for Carolina’s only touchdown.

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Shane Vereen Scored 2 Touchdowns

Shane Vereen gave the Patriots some breathing room when he caught a pass from Tom Brady in the flat and took it to the house for a 40-yard touchdown with 4:50 left in the first half. The play capped a 14-play 91-yard scoring drive after Brady and Co. started a drive on their own 9.

Stephen Gostkowski added a 31-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the half to make it 13-0.

Vereen scored again on a 6-yard reception from Brady with 8:25 left in the third quarter.


Stephen Gostkowski Put the Patriots on the Board

So much for offense. Neither team scored for the first 12 minutes, but the Patriots finally got on the board on a 47-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski with 2:11 left in the quarter.

The kick capped a short but successful 7-play, 22-yard drive for the Pats.


Pregame: Teams Ready to Go

WHO: Panthers at Patriots

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Gilette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.

LINE: Patriots by 7

PATRIOTS TV: WBZ Patriots Preseason TV Network (check local listings here)

PANTHERS TV: Carolina Panthers TV Network (check local listings here)

NATIONAL TV: None

LIVE STREAM: NFL Preseason Live (subscription needed)

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