New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Live: The Carolina Panthers reached the middle of the season with a series of three straight wins and succumbed to first place in the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. The Panthers have not won since then and now have the opportunity to beat the NFC Saints leaders twice in the last three weeks to qualify for the playoffs, starting with Monday’s game against Carolina.
The Carolina Panthers‘ five-game slide, which includes four road losses, places them among the three teams that are halfway through Minnesota for the NFC’s second wild card. “We believe that we will win all the matches,” Julius Peppers told reporters. “It’s not because of a lack of self-confidence, it’s just a lack of execution.” New Orleans Saints is about to lose twice in a row before adding 25 unanswered points in last week’s 28-14 win at Tampa Bay (the Saints’ favorite at -9.5 points in the interbacks) to maintain its leading position in the general ranking of the NFC. The Saints, who won three games with the Panthers last season, including a 31-26 playoff win, can win a first-round draw with a victory on Monday and a loss to Chicago at Green Bay.
TELEVISION: 8:15 pm ET, ESPN. LINE: Saints -6.5 O / U: 50.5
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers: News
THE SANTOS (11-2):
While Drew Brees and the offense naturally receive most of the announcement, New Orleans has limited its last five opponents to 17 points or less and ranks first in the NFL. , allowing an average of 77.6 meters. Brees has a touchdown pass and an interception in each of the last two games, but still leads the classification of smugglers (120.8) and completion percentage (75.7). Brees, who has registered 31 assists in TD against four interceptions, has an elite catcher in Michael Thomas, who ranks second in the NFL with 102 receptions. Alvin Kamara is a two-way threat with 1,384 yards of striking and 15 touchdowns, while Mark Ingram has accumulated 519 yards and five goals.
THE PANTHERS (6-7):
Cam Newton, who suffered a shoulder injury, failed to score a touchdown for the first time since the first game of the season at 26 -20 against Cleveland, although he joined Peyton Manning as the only player with 3000 yards in each of his first eight seasons. Christian McCaffrey continues the offense, rushing for two touchdowns and catching six assists last week to give him 1,627 yards in the scrimmage and 13 touchdowns of the season. The rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel emerged as Newton’s main targets, although Ian Thomas managed nine receptions for 77 yards over his opponent Greg Olsen last week. Carolina is seventh in the race defense (97.8 yards).
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers: Betting odds
- Brees has accumulated 1,521 yards with 13 touchdowns and three selections in his last five meetings with Carolina.
- Newton has run for five touchdowns in his last seven home games against New Orleans.
- Thomas has 298 receptions in his career, the highest number of players in his first three seasons.
New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers: Predictions
Santos 27, Panthers 26