The New England Patriots smothered the Carolina Panthers last night, beating up Cam Newton and company by 23 points. The Pats got off to a slow start, but Tom Brady got it rolling it the second quarter, and there was no looking back after that.
This wasn’t a game where the offense was the only unit that shined, or a game where the defense outshined the offense. Both sides were equally as impressive, as they dominated from start to finish.
Pretty much everything I took away from this game was positive, which is a rarity in today’s NFL, especially in the preseason. Here are my five biggest takeaways from the Pats win.