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Patriots vs Panthers Final: 30-7 - Recap

Carolina couldn't hang with the Patriots on Friday as New England blasted the Panthers 30-7 in Pre-Season Week 3 action at Gillette Stadium.

New England was the ATS victor, as they covered the -5.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 45.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tom Brady completed 17 of 21 pass attempts for 204 yards and 2 TDs for the Patriots in the win.

Fozzy Whittaker rushed for 17 yards for Carolina, while Matt Blanchard added 14 yards. Joe Webb threw for 64 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Brenton Bersin had 47 and 42 yards respectively.

Carolina was outgained by New England 405-271 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-16 by the Patriots.

Carolina lost the time of possession battle 32:32-27:28, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

New England heads into a Pre-Season Week 4 battle against the Giants. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.