Cam Newton and Tom Brady lead the Panthers and Patriots at a preseason showdown at New England.
Two of the quarterback names from the NFL will find their first action of the preseason Thursday night at Foxboro if the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots host the Carolina Panthers.
An astounding 20 of 22 starters rested in their preseason opener pumped quarterback Cam Newton,” running back Christian McCaffrey and linebacker Luke Kuechly facing an unhappy home crowd in week .
The next preseason game is generally regarded as a dress rehearsal for the summer, so we’ll likely find the Carolina stars, at least for a while. Newton is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, so the group has been very careful with his representatives in camp.
Even the Patriots, relying to direct themhave been every bit as careful. New England rested 17 starters in game two at the opener. To shaking the rust against every other off, the two teams are used. This will be the fifth time in the past six years that the Pats and Cats have played each other.
While the Patriots extended their dynasty there are indications that New England might be coming back into the pack. Clearly, Brady’s era will be a variable. He’ll be without his favorite target end Rob Gronkowski, that retired from the offseason.
New England dropped defensive end Trey Flowers, signing Michael Bennett to substitute him, and offensive tackle Trent Brown–second-year expert Isaiah Wynn will fill his spot. Aside from that, coach Bill Belichick added several veteran wide receivers to perform his or her the reclamation magical upon of Brady –Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Demaryius Thomas.
The Panthers began last season 6-2 before losing seven straight. There’s reason for urgency, although the final numbers are not great. Ahead of his bum shoulder hampered his play 20, newton looked more accurate than ever in the Norv Turner crime.
The group cut ties with several veterans, such as linebacker Thomas Davis, end Julius Peppers, and center Ryan Kalil. The group seems to have its most reliable offense line in years after signing centre Matt Paradis and incorporating Greg Little in the draft. The team is betting that the step backward D of season was an aberration, awarded the competitive players on that side of the globe and also switched defensive strategies.
Look for Newton and the Panthers to stay until the Pats in the early going. New England has the benefit in-depth so when the starters consider off their pads and begin clowning around the sidelines, look for the second and third teamers in the Patriots to help New England pull off in the second halfof
Best bet: Patriots to succeed with Bovada at -180 the over at -110.
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