The Patriots had a quick three and out to start the game. And while the offense would move the ball efficiently on their opening drive, a miscommunication along the offensive line led to a Charles Johnson sack and failed opening drive.
The Panthers then took the ball and marched down the field 90 yards in 9 plays. Steve Smith and Aqib Talib got into it on several plays.
The Patriots have the ball and are driving to begin the second quarter.