"The message we're trying to send is that we want respect and unity, and there's only so many ways you can do it".
The Patriots fell 33-30 to the Panthers on a 48-yard field goal by kicker Graham Gano as time expired. Now he's facing a New England defense that is ranked last in the National Football League and that gives up 461 yards and 31.7 points per game.
Gould was 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts, including a 23-yarder with 2:24 left in overtime that gave the 49ers a 15-12 lead.
The key moment in this one might have come during Carolina's final drive of the first half. Down by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and their offense scores twice quickly but their defense wasn't able to keep the Panthers off the scoreboard.
As you can see, Damiere Byrd had two defensive backs on him with former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Butler acting the part of the intended receiver en route to picking off the pass. Gostkowski's PAT made it 10-3 Patriots.
-Devin Funchess' two touchdown day was the first multi-score game of his career. If the Patriots allow him to get out of the pocket and let him run all over the field, then the Patriots will be in serious trouble. As great as Tom Brady is, he tends to look a little human when he is constantly under pressure.
They nearly had the chance to stage another one of their two-minute-drill comebacks, having battled back from a 30-16 deficit on a pair of fourth-quarter scores, an 8-yard run by the sparingly-used Dion Lewis with 8:46 left and a 1-yard pass to Danny Amendola at the 3:09 mark.
Jonathan Stewart didn't realize until he got back in the locker room Sunday that he'd become the Carolina Panthers' all-time rushing leader.
Newton completed 22-of-29 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and one interception against New England. After the extra point, the Panthers had a comfortable 30-16 lead.
Breakout for McCaffrey: This may be the worst - and slowest - group of linebackers New England has had in a decade. Andy Dalton also had four touchdown passes as the Bengals beat the winless Cleveland Browns 31-7. Case Keenum was 16 for 30 for 219 yards passing for the Vikings. This gave the Panthers new life and essentially a new start to the drive. Solder and Cannon-the two mainstays up front-have surrendered far too much pressure and need to turn things around before Brady gets hurt. "But for us to come into a hostile environment, to battle, face some adversity early on, and still hold on at the end - it was a great team win for us".
When talking about today's loss, Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola credited the Panthers saying, "Tough one". The team proved its ability to make halftime adjustments last weekend against the Texans, which should be the case again during this game.
The Patriots defense looked confused throughout the entire game leading to the Panthers getting many big plays and easy yardage. It starts in practice.