Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

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Game Information
Location: Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts
Attendance: 65,878

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night's 10-3 exhibition loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline.

The 2015 MVP was playing for the first time since Dec. 17, when the team shut him down for the last two games of the season because of shoulder fatigue that prevented him from throwing the ball downfield. He had arthroscopic surgery in January and did not play in the first two preseason games.

Newton appeared to be injured when he was sacked for a loss of 8 yards by Adam Butler on a third-and-10 from the Carolina 31. It was one of two times Newton was sacked.

Newton was initially evaluated on the sideline and quickly accompanied to the locker room and did not return.

He didn't speak with reporters after the game but could be seen staring at the ground and wore a boot as he walked from the locker room toward the team bus.

"He got sacked, that's about all I saw," Carolina coach Ron Rivera said.

Asked if Newton's injury affects his opinion on the number of exhibition of games, Rivera said it's in the hands of the league.

"It's tough. It's part of the game, unfortunately," Rivera said.

Kyle Allen took over at quarterback.

The Panthers were pedestrian on offense and went three-and-out in each of their first two series of the night. Newton went 4-for-6 for 30 yards.

Tom Brady finished his first exhibition game of 2019 by going 8-for-12 for 75 yards, including an 18-yard pass to tight end Ryan Izzo to set up a 1-yard touchdown plunge by James Develin. It was the starting offense's final series.

Brady did it with a skeleton crew at receiver. Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, N'Keal Harry and Demaryius Thomas all sat out. But undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers continued to help open the field, catching seven passes for 74 yards. Phillip Dorsett also had seven catches for 47 yards.

Brady, who wore a fedora after the game, like the hats Newton often wears, said it was tough to see him get hurt.

"It's always hard to see them," Brady said. "We've had our fair share of watching and being part of these games. Guys you think are gonna play a big role over the course of the year and then in one play it doesn't happen that way. ... Injuries are part of the game."

INJURIES

Panthers: OT Greg Little was evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.

Patriots: Special teamer Brandon King was carted off the field with about a minute to go in the first half after helping block on a punt return. ... RB Damien Harris left in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury.

FIRST ACTION

Christian McCaffrey, Greg Olsen and Luke Kuechly all made their preseason debuts for the Panthers after not playing in the first two games.

McCaffrey had the best night, rushing three times for 16 yards and hauling in a 10-yard reception. Olsen had one catch for four yards and Kuechly made a tackle.

NO BAD BLOOD

Safety Eric Reid said there was no malice in slapping the Patriots' Ben Watson across the neck as the tight end lay on his back after making a sideline catch. Reid was called for unnecessary roughness on the play. Watson stayed down briefly but walked off under his own power.

"I was just trying to stop him from getting the first down," Reid said. "I looked at the replay and, yeah, he was down. We'll see what the league do with it. I'm sure I'll end up getting a fine."

Watson criticized Reid on Twitter recently after Watson took issue with some of the positions of the Players Coalition.

NO CHUNG

Patriots safety Patrick Chung was not in uniform after being indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession.

A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8. Authorities said Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on June 25 while in Meredith.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Host Pittsburgh next Thursday.

Patriots: Host the New York Giants next Thursday in their final exhibition game.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Patriots
No scoring this quarter.

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Patriots
09:52 James Develin 1 yd run (Stephen Gostkowski kick) 0 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Patriots
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Panthers Patriots
10:11 Joey Slye 41 yd FG 3 7
05:13 Stephen Gostkowski 23 yd FG 3 10

Team Stats
  Carolina New England
1st Downs 7 22
Total Yards 99 316
Passing 48 187
Passing Completions/Attempts 11-20 23-31
Yards/Pass 2.0 5.2
Rushing 51 129
Rushing Attempts 17 36
Yards/Rush 3.0 3.6
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 22:54 37:06

Carolina Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Will Grier 4 8 44 5.5 0 0
Cam Newton 4 6 30 5.0 0 0
Kyle Allen 3 6 16 2.7 0 0

New England Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jarrett Stidham 15 19 134 7.0 0 0
Tom Brady 8 12 75 6.2 0 0

Carolina Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Scarlett 10 24 2.4 0 8
Christian McCaffrey 3 16 5.3 0 13
Reggie Bonnafon 2 6 3.0 0 4
Will Grier 2 5 2.5 0 4

New England Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Nick Brossette 14 53 3.8 0 12
Sony Michel 10 36 3.6 0 8
Brandon Bolden 3 21 7.0 0 16
Damien Harris 2 8 4.0 0 6
Jarrett Stidham 3 4 1.3 0 6
Rex Burkhead 2 3 1.5 0 2
Tom Brady 1 3 3.0 0 3
James Develin 1 1 1.0 1 1

Carolina Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Reggie Bonnafon 2 31 15.5 0 27
Curtis Samuel 2 16 8.0 0 13
Christian McCaffrey 1 10 10.0 0 10
Terry Godwin 2 9 4.5 0 5
Andre Levrone 1 9 9.0 0 9
Jordan Scarlett 1 8 8.0 0 8
Greg Olsen 1 4 4.0 0 4
DJ Moore 1 3 3.0 0 3

New England Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jakobi Meyers 7 74 10.6 0 19
Phillip Dorsett II 7 47 6.7 0 19
Ryan Izzo 1 18 18.0 0 18
Damoun Patterson 1 17 17.0 0 17
Gunner Olszewski 1 15 15.0 0 15
Lance Kendricks 1 11 11.0 0 11
Ben Watson 1 10 10.0 0 10
Ryan Davis 2 8 4.0 0 4
Rex Burkhead 1 6 6.0 0 6
Stephen Anderson 1 3 3.0 0 3

Carolina Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Antwione Williams 6 2 1 9
Brian Burns 5 0 2 8
Lorenzo Doss 5 0 0 0
Woodrow Hamilton 4 1 1 1
Ross Cockrell 4 0 0 0
Donte Jackson 4 0 0 0
Tre Boston 3 1 0 0
James Bradberry 3 1 0 0
Jordan Kunaszyk 3 1 0 0
Andre Smith 3 2 0 0
Quin Blanding 2 2 0 0
Jermaine Carter Jr. 2 0 0 0
Corn Elder 2 0 0 0
Javien Elliott 2 0 0 0
Jared Norris 2 0 0 0
Eric Reid 2 1 0 0
Dontari Poe 1 2 0.5 2
Marquis Haynes 1 0 0 0
Luke Kuechly 1 0 0 0
Kyle Love 1 0 0 0
Cole Luke 1 0 0 0
Sione Teuhema 1 0 0 0
Shaq Thompson 1 0 0 0
Efe Obada 0 3 0.5 2
Mario Addison 0 1 0 0
Alex Armah 0 0 0 0
Corrion Ballard 0 1 0 0
Bryan Cox Jr. 0 0 0 0
Chris Hogan 0 0 0 0
Christian Miller 0 0 0 0
Michael Palardy 0 0 0 0
Damian Parms 0 4 0 0

New England Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ufomba Kamalu 5 1 1 16
Calvin Munson 3 0 0 0
Kyle Van Noy 2 0 1 9
Ja'Whaun Bentley 2 0 0 0
Terez Hall 2 3 0 0
Dont'a Hightower 2 0 0 0
Jason McCourty 2 0 0 0
Mike Pennel Jr. 2 1 0 0
Christian Sam 2 1 0 0
Michael Bennett 1 0 1 9
Adam Butler 1 0 1 8
Terrence Brooks 1 0 0 0
Byron Cowart 1 2 0 0
Keionta Davis 1 1 0 0
Malik Gant 1 0 0 0
Stephon Gilmore 1 0 0 0
Duron Harmon 1 1 0 0
Ken Webster 1 0 0 0
Joejuan Williams 1 0 0 0
Jamie Collins Sr. 0 0 0 0
Keion Crossen 0 0 0 0
Devin McCourty 0 1 0 0
Jakobi Meyers 0 0 0 0
Elandon Roberts 0 2 0 0
Chase Winovich 0 0 0 0
Deatrich Wise Jr. 0 1 0 0

Carolina Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

New England Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Carolina Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

New England Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
No kick return stats.

Carolina Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Terry Godwin 3 5 1.7 0 3

New England Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Gunner Olszewski 4 63 15.8 0 28

Carolina Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Joey Slye 1 1 100.0 41

New England Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Stephen Gostkowski 1 2 50.0 23

Carolina Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Michael Palardy 8 415 62

New England Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jake Bailey 4 192 56