The meeting with the New England Patriots didn't go as planned for the Carolina Panthers. After being thoroughly dominated in a 30-7 loss, the Panthers have a lot of work to do before the regular season begins. Making the task more difficult is the fact that there is only one game separating them from Week 1.
It's hard to find anything positive to take away from a such a lopsided game, but it is preseason and some exceptions can be made. That does not mean Carolina gets a pass for such a demoralizing defeat, but in a situation like this, closer scrutiny must be made in order to draw some positives.
Each unit did not fare too well compared to last week's game. Some of the positives came from Kelvin Benjamin, Brenton Bersin and Joe Webb. After those three, one has to dig deep to find any silver lining.
While the grades may be low compared to last week, it's important to take note of which unit could be the team's strength and weakness when September arrives.