Mac Jones, Patriots' offense with up-and-down performance vs. Panthers

After a month or so of hearing about the Patriots' offense, fans finally got to actually see the Patriots' offense on Friday night

The results were mixed ... but it started quite ugly 

The Patriots have been playing most of their regular offensive start/snap leaders (save for Trent Brown and Isaiah Wynn on the line)

Hunter Henry at tight end, and Kendrick Bourne at receiver) against the Panthers, this was the first real game action for Mack Jones and No.

1 offense -- which appeared to have been being run by Matt Patricia on the sideline. 

The first drive ... gained zero yards in a three-and-out.

It was a choppy start, no doubt. Considering the Panthers were resting almost all of their defensive starters, it wasn't the most inspiring showing.