The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers have half the football in the books.
While the outcome of this show is ultimately meaningless, New England advanced halfway, which should be expected as it put forward the majority of its beginnings – unlike the Carolinas. McJones and the first-team Patriots’ offense started a little slow and chased them in their opening campaigns, but found a grove heading into the second quarter. This is where they collected 10 plays, and 81 yards, which culminated in Ty Montgomery’s fast score. That was the end of the night for Jones, who finished 4 of 8 passes for 61 yards.
Meanwhile, the Panthers held out for the bulk of their starters, leaving BJ Walker and rookie Matt Corral to lead the attack. This duo alternated between two quarters as they battle it out for third place on Carolina’s inaugural 53-man roster. One of the Panthers who would be a factor in the first week and playing on Friday was first-round Ikem Ekwonu, although it wasn’t a particularly strong showing, giving away Kessen.
As the action continues to unfold, stay tuned with our live blog for this head to head show below. There, you’ll find instant highlights and expert analysis throughout the evening.
how to watch
Date: Friday, August 19 | time: 7 p.m. Eastern time
Site: Gillette Stadium (Foxboro, Massachusetts)
Television: NFL Network | Stream: FuboTV + (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports . app
Prospect: Patriots -6.5, O/U 38.5
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