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SAINTS

  • Drew Brees has 300 passing yards in 8 games in row, longest streak in NFL history. He has a touchdown pass in 44 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history (HOFer Johnny Unitas, 47).
  • Drew Brees has won 5 in a row vs. Carolina.
  • In their last meeting against the Panthers, Drew Brees completed 28 of 35 (80%) for 389 yards with 5 TDs and 1 INT for 140.7 rating.
  • Darren Sproles had 256 all-purpose yards (91 rush, 69 rec., 54 KR, 42 PR) & reception TD in two meetings vs. the Panthers last year.
  • Darren Sproles has 91 catches since 2011, most by NFL running back.
  • Pierre Thomas has 11 TDs (7 rush, 4 rec.) in the past 15 games vs. division opponents.
  • Pierre Thomas is 1 of 4 in team history with 2,500+ rush yards (2,518) & 150+ rec. (167)...
  • In the past 3 games vs. Carolina, Jimmy Graham has 19 catches for 275 yards (91.7 per game) & 2 TDs.
  • Jimmy Graham is aiming for his third meeting in a row with 100+ yards or TD.
  • In his last game vs. the Panthers Marques Colston had 7 catches for 145 yards (20.7 avg.) & 2 TDs.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2006, Roman Harper has 17 sacks, most by a defensive back.
  • Patrick Robinson aims for third game in row vs. Carolina with an interception.

PANTHERS

  • QB Cam Newton has 16 TDs (10 pass, 6 rush) in 7 career games vs. division opponents.
  • In four career September games, Cam Newton has 1,315 pass yards (328.8 per game) & 7 TDs (5 pass, 2 rush).
  • RB DeAngelo Williams has rushed for 581 yards (116.2 per game) & 4 TDs in past five meetings.
  • When RB Jonathan Stewart 14+ attempts, the Panthers are 18-4 (.818). In those 22, Stewart has rushed for 2,022 yards (91.9 per game) & 19 TDs.
  • WR Steve Smith aims for third game in row vs. NO with a TD catch. Smith has 9 rec. TDs vs. NO, his most vs. any single opponent.
  • WR Brandon LaFell had 3 catches for 65 yards & TD in Week 1. LaFell has a TD catch in 2 of past 3 games, including a 91-yarder on 12/24/11.
  • Pass defense ranks 2nd in NFL (128.0 per game).
  • DE Charles Johnson has 17 sacks in past 23.
  • DE Greg Hardy had a sack in his last home meeting vs. New Orleans. Hardy also had a sack last week.
  • DT Dwan Edwards had sack in Week 1, his first game with the Panthers.