WATCH: Jimmy Garoppolo connects with Chris Hogan on 37-yard TD

By Jesse Reed
Aug 26, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo got the New England Patriots off to a quick start Sunday night against the Arizona Cardinals.

He connected with receiver Chris Hogan on a beautifully thrown pass down the left sideline for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Of course, it helps that Hogan was wide open.

In a game many thought could be a big win at home for the Cardinals, Garoppolo and the Pats struck first, taking a quick 7-0 lead in the first quarter.