Brandin Cooks downplays past success vs. Panthers

Posted October 01, 2017

On a day when Brady wasn't sacked a single time despite throwing 48 passes, Peppers had a quiet game, with two tackles. At 34-13, it wasn't even that close. In addition, Newton was once known as one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the league and was even referred to as "public enemy No. 1" by Bill Belichick this week, but in reality he hasn't been able to use his legs much this season. "Because where we're going now, it's not healthy at all".

The Patriots, who indicated during the week they wouldn't do anything after 16 players took a knee last Sunday in reaction to comments made by President Donald Trump, stood in a line, right hands on their hearts, left hands on a teammate's shoulder. His struggles have continued this season, as although Carolina has a record of 2-1, the Auburn product has thrown two touchdowns to four interceptions.

There's falling back to earth then there's what happened to the Panthers last week against the New Orleans Saints. The Panthers lead the league in total defensive yards allowed per game and the Patriots lead the league in total offensive yards per game, so this will be a great match-up. Through three games, he's still getting caught up, according to his coach Ron Rivera.

Brady might be down one of his top weapons in Julian Edelman, who's out with a torn ACL, but he's still got "the Gronk". "When you get the ball you have to go straight up the field". After losing to the Saints embarrassingly, it is hard to see them going to New England and beating the Patriots.

The Panthers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.

The Panthers listed Brad Kaaya, Bryan Cox, Daryl Worley, John Theus, Ryan Kalil, Daeshon Hall and Curtis Samuel as inactive for today's game.

Cam hasn't looked like himself for the a year ago and change. "So this year we're proving to people that we're a different team". Carolina's lackluster secondary was put on full display last week, and it is a no-brainer that Brady will look to do the same.

GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia Tech. The offense couldn't sustain much at all, as the passing game struggled once wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin went down with a first-quarter injury.

BEST MATCHUP: Florida State's offense vs. Wake Forest's defense.

Brady finished 25-of-35 for 378 yards and five touchdowns last week against the Houston Texans. Offensive lineman Cole Minshew says the Seminoles are trying to "make a statement" and "show everyone we're not just some scrub team". The Titans aren't duty-bound to win Sunday, but a victory would help advance the narrative that they have bypassed the Texans. Cutcliffe became the sixth active ACC coach with at least 100 career victories. The recipe is there, just like the Chiefs in Week One, if Carolina can protect the ball and follow it.

Just as he is leaving last week's performance in the past, Brandin Cooks is not allowing his past success against the Carolina Panthers carry over to this Sunday's game.