Saints 13, Panthers 21: First Half Recap

Despite a pretty even game on the stat sheet, the New Orleans Saints find themselves down by 8 points to the Carolina Panthers.

The good news is that the team definitely looks better than they did last week. The offense is more balanced and the defense has stepped up their game a bit.

Jimmy Graham has the Saints lone touchdown. Garrett Hartley hit both of his field goal attempts for the remaining six points. Meanwhile, Darren Sproles has been putting on a pass catching clinic.

Make the jump for complete first half stats. Click the picture for more from the game.

Team Stats

NO CAR
First Downs 11 13
Total Yards 214 254
Passing Yards 143 119
Rushing Yards 71 135
Penalties (Yds) 0(0) 3(29)
Turnovers 1 1
Punts (AVG) 1(34) 1(37)
Time of Pos. 15:55 14:05

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 15/22 143 1 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Ingram 9 41 0 12
P. Thomas 4 31 0 23
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Sproles 7 69 0 25
J. Graham 4 39 1 14
P. Thomas 2 13 0 9
CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
C. Newton 9/12 128 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
C. Newton 8 66 0 40
D. Williams 4 25 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. LaFell 5 70 0 27
S. Smith 2 38 0 35
J. Stewart 1 17 1 17T
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