Live Score: Final Score: Patriots 30, Panthers 7
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.
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
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 23, 2014
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
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 22, 2014
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) August 22, 2014
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)