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Brady, Patriots carve up Panthers

Aug 25, 2007 - 2:59 AM CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Fatherhood apparently agrees with Tom Brady.

Playing just two days after flying coast-to-coast for the birth of his son, Brady was steely efficient in leading the New England Patriots to a 24-7 preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers on Friday.

Brady finished 17-of-22 for 167 yards and two touchdowns, playing one series into the third quarter. He hit backup tight end Marcellus Rivers for a six-yard TD pass and 10-0 lead with 5:42 left in the first half.

After the Panthers closed to within 10-7 on Jake Delhomme's 48-yard scoring pass to Keary Colbert with 43 seconds left in the half, Brady drove the Patriots to another touchdown to open the third quarter.

Brady directed an eight-play, 77-yard drive and capped it off with an eight-yard TD pass to backup running back Heath Evans for a 17-7 lead before calling it a night.

Evans added a two-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter for a 24-7 lead.

Second-year back Laurence Maroney, seeing his first action of the preseason, rushed for 58 yards on 15 carries for the Patriots.

Delhomme finished 11-of-18 for 162 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, who got a minimal contribution from their running game. DeAngelo Williams had 29 yards on nine carries and DeShaun Foster rushed three times for zero yards.

Drew Carter, battling Colbert for a starting wide receiver berth opposite Steve Smith, had three receptions for 52 yards for Carolina.






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    Patriots vs. PanthersDec 16 12:43 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ENGLAND 3 7 14 0 24
    CAROLINA 0 7 0 0 7 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NWE - FG, STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 23 YD, 14:58.
    NEW ENGLAND 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: NWE - TD, MARCELLUS RIVERS 6 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    9:23. NEW ENGLAND 10-0
    CAR - TD, KEARY CO

    Aug 24 10:55 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ENGLAND 3 7 14 24
    CAROLINA 0 7 0 7 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NWE - FG, STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 23 YD, 14:58.
    NEW ENGLAND 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: NWE - TD, MARCELLUS RIVERS 6 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    9:23. NEW ENGLAND 10-0
    CAR - TD, K

    Aug 24 10:15 PM


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    TD NWE
    HEATH EVANS 2 YD RUN
    (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
    NEW ENGLAND 24
    CAROLINA 7 2:35 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Patriots vs. PanthersAug 24 10:07 PM


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    TD NWE
    HEATH EVANS 8 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY
    (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
    NEW ENGLAND 17
    CAROLINA 7 12:36 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Patriots vs. PanthersAug 24 9:41 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ENGLAND 3 7 10
    CAROLINA 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NWE - FG, STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 23 YD, 14:58.
    NEW ENGLAND 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: NWE - TD, MARCELLUS RIVERS 6 YD PASS FROM TOM
    BRADY (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK),
    9:23. NEW ENGLAND 10-0
    CAR - TD, KEARY

    Aug 24 9:22 PM


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    TD CAR
    KEARY COLBERT 48 YD PASS FROM JAKE DELHOMME
    (JOHN KASAY KICK)
    NEW ENGLAND 10
    CAROLINA 7 0:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Patriots vs. PanthersAug 24 9:19 PM


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    TD NWE
    MARCELLUS RIVERS 6 YD PASS FROM KYLE BRADY
    (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
    NEW ENGLAND 10
    CAROLINA 0 5:37 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Patriots vs. PanthersAug 24 8:55 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ENGLAND 3 3
    CAROLINA 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NWE - FG, STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 23 YD, 14:58.
    NEW ENGLAND 3-0

    Aug 24 8:39 PM


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    FG NWE
    STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 23 YD
    NEW ENGLAND 3
    CAROLINA 0 0:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Patriots vs. PanthersAug 24 8:36 PM