Car 0 0 0 7 7
NE 3 10 7 10 30
Date of game: 8/22/2014

Recap: New England vs. Carolina

Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Shane Vereen as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers, 30-7, in preseason action.

Brady completed 17-of-21 passes for 204 yards while playing into the third quarter. He connected with Vereen for scores of 40 and six yards.

Second-round draft pick Jimmy Garoppolo, who is competing with Ryan Mallett for the backup quarterback job, hooked up with Taylor McCuller for an 11-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Stephen Gostkowski made three field goals, including a 60-yarder in the waning seconds of the first half.

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton remained in the game until the third quarter and finished 8-of-12 for 88 yards.

Joe Webb spoiled New England's shutout bid with a late TD pass.

Game Notes

Barnum hopes to lift Portland State in 2015

Portland State and new coach Bruce Barnum will face two FBS opponents and five teams at home as part of an 11-game 2015 schedule announced on Thursday.

NASCAR News
Pence breaks arm, out 6-to-8 weeks

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Ovechkin ruled out vs. Wild

Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin will not play in Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild due to a lower-body injury.

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