New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers: Game Four Preview and Prediction

What Bill Belichick is saying about Panthers stars

The Carolina Panthers will pay a rare visit to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to take on the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in just the seventh meeting ever between the two teams.

It's the ultimate chicken-and-egg game right now in Carolina, but the Panthers aren't playing it with just any player - they're playing with the 2015 Most Valuable Player. Whittaker scampered open on the opposite side and caught a short pass from Newton, and ran it in for a 28-yard touchdown. They'll meet a Panthers defense that is still the league's stingiest in spite of losing to the Saints last week.

After Newton's interception late in the first quarter, he finished the half a flawless eight for eight with two touchdowns, with 189 yards and a 126.3 quarterback rating. Sportsbooks Games thinks this is a bad matchup for Carolina. It did not work out.

Why? It's for mostly the same reason that Panthers fans are acting right now more like the team is 0-3. The Panthers actually have a solid foundation to get this done. At the same time, the Patriots defense has been suspect. Carolina, with Christian McCaffrey, can exploit those match ups the same way the Chiefs did with Kareem Hunt. And this is also a Panthers team that made some incredibly blatant mistakes on defense - mistakes that this defense doesn't often make.

While the final score may have looked lopsided, the Panthers defense didn't give up a ton of yards to Drew Brees and his friends. They really missed a good one this afternoon.

Well, something happened on the way to "legendary" status, and the Panthers suddenly seem stuck with a broken Cam Newton.

Brady is a master at looking for an opponent's weakness and exploiting it, so expect him to test Seymour - starting for an injured Daryl Worley - early on. The New England Patriots are sitting at 2-1 this year as well. "It would have been a fun next play, I'll tell you that".

Sixteen years later, Viniateri is still kicking for the Colts at 45 and Brady and Belichick are still winning Super Bowls in New England. Last week in the narrow win over the Texans, the Pats rushed for just 59 yards. It's a long season, but those kinds of numbers do give me pause. "(We) figured to get the shoulder a little bit of rest and start getting ready for New England".

It carried over into the second half as he began calling his number on runs more than he has all season.

The Panthers and Patriots have played at extremes so far this season. Both guys practiced, but are still not 100 percent. Cam has not played well, and everyone knows this offense is only as good as Cam is.

The second-string cornerback had 2 tackles at the time of his injury. I think when they have a chance to self-evaluate, they'll understand the things they need to do to make sure Brady doesn't key in on them like Brees did.

Four years ago a win over New England put the Panthers on the map as serious contenders.

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore played collegiately for SC and is from Rock Hill, S.C.

But y'all didn't want to talk to him before the game. I smell a monster upset here.

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