Oh, you know, nothing special, just a few MVP games for the first time this year. And one of them already has his team breathless.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Panthers colleague Cam Newton make their preseason debut on Thursday, and Newton is already out for the night.
After Newton took the bag on his third possession, he limped off the field and was attended by the team's medical staff. They were looking at their left foot and ankle, and after a few minutes he went to the dressing room on his own. The team announced that it came out for the rest of the game.
Previously, the Panthers went through three of their first possessions three times and there was no drama about his surgically repaired arm. He completed his first 4-of-6 action in 30 yards.
Brady had a decent start (6-of-10 passing, 51 yards so far) and the numbers would have been better, but rookie Jacoby Myers cut off the first possession route. Myers also suffered a decline and costly punishment, slowing down some of the momentum he had accumulated in the Patriots camp.
# Patriots' safety Patrick Chung was not expected to be on the sidelines, which makes sense after being accused of abusing cocaine possession charges.