Gilmore was traded to Carolina earlier this year amid disputes about his contract and the treatment of the quad injury that ended his 2020 season. He had an interception in his Panthers debut last week and got another when Jones tried to find Jakobi Meyers with a pass with just over six minutes left to play in the half.
The Panthers got the ball inside the Patriots’ 35-yard-line and they drove inside the red zone, but tight end Ian Thomas was flagged for taunting to put a pin in the drive. They also lost left tackle Cameron Erving to an injury. They saw center Matt Paradis leave with a knee injury in the first quarter.
Zane Gonzalez‘s second field goal of the afternoon cut the Patriots’ lead to 7-6.