FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-7 on Friday night.
The third preseason game for both teams was no contest as the Patriots outgained the Panthers 405-271.
Brady led the Patriots (2-1) to scores on three of his five series and completed 17 of 21 passes. Newton was 8 for 12 for 88 yards and was sacked three times. All five of his possessions ended in punts.
Regulars usually see their most action in the third preseason game, and it was clear that the Panthers (1-2) must get better play from their offense and defense.
Raiders LB carried off
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury after getting hurt in the second quarter of a preseason game Friday against the Green Bay Packers.
Moore moved his legs back and forth while face down on the field after pursuing running back DuJuan Harris. It appeared Moore may have been hit in the head.
Trainers placed Moore on a board and moved him to the stretcher, where he was immobilized. He gave a thumbs-up as he was taken off the field to a standing ovation before being transported to a hospital.
The second-year player had 41/2 sacks last season in 15 games, including 14 starts.
Giants guard dislocates elbow
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz was carted off the field after dislocating his toe late in the second quarter against the Jets.
Schwartz went down after an incomplete pass to Rashad Jennings on Friday night.
Trainers immediately came out and examined his right foot, and Schwartz grimaced in pain. A cart was called and he was brought to the locker room.
Post strikes ‘Redskins’
WASHINGTON — The Washington Post said it will stop calling Washington’s football team the “Redskins” on its editorial page.
The paper’s editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says “unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too.”
The board operates independently of the paper’s newsgathering operation. The Post will continue to use “Redskins” in the news and sports sections.
The board noted that it has been speaking out against the Redskins name since 1992. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said the announcement was therefore “no surprise” to the team.
Several major newspapers have stopped using the name altogether. CBS lead analyst Phil Simms said this week he will likely avoid the name when he announces a Washington game this season.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder has vowed never to change the name, saying it honors Native Americans.