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NFL Preseason Preview - Carolina (1-1) at New England (1-1)



By John McMullen, NFL Editor

(SportsNetwork.com) - After two straight weeks of joint practice sessions with their preseason opponent in advance of the game, the New England Patriots will go it alone this week in preparation for the all-important third preseason game with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Tom Brady was 8-of-10 for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his preseason debut last week as New England defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 42-35.

Second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo completed 6-of-12 passes for 72 yards and a pair of scores in relief of Brady, while Kenbrell Thompkins caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown for the Pats.

"(We'll) try to build off what we did and move into some situational stuff for Carolina, where we would normally be for a regular season work week," New England coach Bill Belichick said. "We're still working on a lot of things that we just need to work on."

Newton also took the field for the first time in 2014 last week and finished 4-of-9 for 65 yards as Carolina beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-16, in the Tar Heel State.

Newton had left ankle surgery in March and was held out of his team's first exhibition game against Buffalo the prior week.

Jonathan Stewart carried the ball four times for 26 yards and two touchdowns, while first-round rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin caught two passes for 41 yards for the Panthers.

The most famous Patriots and Panthers meeting came in Super Bowl XXXVIII, when New England came out on top, 32-29. Last season, the clubs clashed on "Monday Night Football" in Carolina, with the Panthers winning 24-20.

08/20 11:14:51 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 44
MIL 46
 
1st
GSW 7
OKC 16
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
1st
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 13
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 0
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 10