Cam Newton and Tom Brady lead the Panthers and Patriots in a showdown in New England.
A couple of the quarterback names from the NFL will see their first action of the preseason Thursday night.
The Panthers rested an astonishing 20 of 22 starters in their preseason opener pumped quarterback Cam Newton, running back Christian McCaffrey and linebacker Luke Kuechly in front of an home crowd in week two.
The next preseason game is regarded as a dress rehearsal for the season, so we see the Carolina stars, at least for a while. Newton is still recovering so the team has been very careful with his repetitions.
Even the Patriots, relying to lead them, have been every bit careful. New England rested 17 starters in game two at the opener. The two teams are used to shaking the rust against each other off. This will be the fifth time in the past six years that the Pats and Cats have played each other in the next preseason game.
There are signs that New England might be coming back to the pack, while the Patriots extended their dynasty with another title. Obviously, Bradys age will be a variable. He will be without his favorite target.
New England lost defensive end Trey Flowers, signing Michael Bennett to replace him, and offensive speech Trent Brown–his place wills fulfill. Aside from that, coach Bradys reclamation magical upon and Bill Belichick added a few veteran receivers to operate his –Demaryius Thomas and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
The Panthers began last year 6-2 before dropping seven straight. The numbers arent great, but there is reason for urgency. Newton looked more accurate than before his bum shoulder hampered his play.
Ties cut with various specialists, including linebacker Thomas Davis, end Julius Peppers, and center Ryan Kalil. The team appears to have its crime line that is reliable in years after registering centre Matt Paradis and incorporating Greg Little from the draft. The group changed defensive schemes and is gambling that last seasons step backward D has been an aberration, awarded the rapid players on this side of the chunk.
Search for Newton and the Panthers to stand until the Pats in the early going. New England has the benefit in-depth, however so when the starters start clowning around the sidelines and shoot off their pads, look for the second and third teamers from the Patriots to help New England pull off from the second half .
Best bet: Patriots to win together with Bovada -180 , and the over in -110.