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Mike Reiss, NFL Nation Patriots

Mike Reiss joins Marty and McGee to preview the Patriots season and how they will get by without Tom Brady for 4 games

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Garoppolo describes ups and down against Panthers (0:27)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

As Bill Belichick heads from the locker room to the team buses, he sees Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long talking with his son, Chris, and stops to join the discussion. They chatted for an extended period of time.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo says it was "different" playing the first three series, coming out for four, and then coming back for three more series (not including kneel-downs).

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LeGarrette Blount hurdles like he's in Rio (0:25)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With rookie QB Jacoby Brissett entering he game with 3;48 remaining in the third quarter, it should be the end of the night for both Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady. Garoppolo started, played the first the series, gave way to Brady for four series, then played three more series (not including half-ending kneeldowns). In all, Garoppolo played 27 snaps and Brady 16. The Patriots didn't score with Garoppolo, and had nine points with Brady.

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Cam Newton gets picked off by Logan Ryan (0:22)
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Brady floats perfect pass for TD (0:37)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo started, played the first three series (13 snaps), and then gave way to Tom Brady. It was Brady playing the next four drives (16 snaps), before Garoppolo came back for a final non-kneel-down series in the first half (3 snaps). The Patriots scored 9 points with Brady, and zero with Garoppolo, although a missed 30-yard FG early would have put points on the board for Garoppolo.

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In a sign that his roster spot might be in jeopardy, veteran DT Terrance Knighton has not played in the first half for the Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady connects with WR Chris Hogan on a 33-yard touchdown pass up the right side into the end zone on a beautifully thrown ball. The 2-point conversion pass from Brady to WR Aaron Dobson was thrown high and fell incomplete.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady's first offensive series lasted four plays and he had one completion, to WR Aaron Dobson (37 yards). A third-down throw to TE Martellus Bennett in the back of the end zone was just a bit high for Bennett to haul in. The Patriots settled for a FG.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady entered the game on the team's fourth offensive series, with 1:56 remaining in the first quarter. Jimmy Garoppolo had taken the first 13 snaps after starting, but the Patriots didn't score any points. Brady's first pass was a 39-yard completion to WR Aaron Dobson.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Garoppolo started for the Patriots against the Panthers. His first drive ended with a near interception/missed FG. Then came a quick drive that wasn't helped by a holding penalty on first down by WR Julian Edelman. Three plays later, the Patriots punted.

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Patriots RB James White stops to sign autographs on his way off the field at Bank of America Stadium.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots FB James Develin takes the field, returning to Bank of America Stadium one year after breaking his leg here in a preseason game.

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Undrafted rookie RB D.J. Foster, who is set to make his preseason debut tonight, makes a catch during a light warmup.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

One day after the Patriots acquired him In a trade from the Browns, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo has joined the team in Charlotte.

Team Stats

Passing Yards286.75th
Rushing Yards87.830th
Points For28.93rd
Points Against19.710th

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