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The Carolina Panthers’ short week ended with a lopsided loss, a banged-up quarterback and a long flight back to Charlotte. The way the Panthers looked Friday night, they have some serious work to do before taking off for Tampa in two weeks. And their coach indicated they might get more work than is customary during the final week of the exhibition schedule.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. There was only one team on the field Friday night that looked dangerous this season, and it certainly wasn’t the Carolina Panthers.

Byron Bell had his toughest outing of the preseason as Chandler Jones sacked quarterback Cam Newton twice in the first half and tackled Newton on a scramble during the Panthers exhibition against the New England Patriots.

You could name a lot more than five in this one, but as I sit in the pressbox in Foxborough, Mass., here are the first five that come to mind after watching the New England Patriots overwhelm the Carolina Panthers.

Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots: The Panthers have had just four days to prepare between Sunday's 28-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and Friday night's NFL game at New England. Follow the game with Observer reporters' social media updates.

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