Patriots - Panthers Early Prediction
The Patriots first test after the bye week is a bit of a surprise, the panthers were nothing to write home about last season but come into this weeks match up with a 6-3 record and are fresh off an impressive win vs the 49ers. The Monday night match up should be a good one with both teams matching up admirably. Both teams get after the quarterback well but look for the Patriots D - line to sacrifice pass rush for the sake of keeping Superman in the pocket, while the panthers D-line will pin their ears back and go all out attacking Brady. The Panthers will try to exploit the terrible patriot run defense with both Cam Newton and the Running backs.Ultimately I think this game comes down to who can win in the air . Newton will be contained to throws from the pocket and simply cannot match Brady's productivity with throws from within the pocket especially when Newton has little quality at wide out.
Final Verdict Patriots 30 Panthers 24