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Saints @ Panthers Recap: Saints Win 28-10...ON THE ROAD!

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The Saints took their tricks and treats to Carolina last night and scared up a road victory for the first time this season. With this victory, they've moved themselves into first place in the NFC South. Afterwards, Coach Payton and several players criticized the league for forcing them to play a Thursday night game on the road right after a Sunday night game.

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Team Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Waking up on Halloween Friday after a <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> win like...<a href="https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow">@TheEllenShow</a> <a href="http://t.co/A1C5GL4sla">http://t.co/A1C5GL4sla</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/528169826485665794">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks to the fans that greeted us at the airport (3 am‼️) now go home and get some rest for Halloween </p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/528096768748437504">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Where da Haters @ ?? 1st Place Baby Ah Ah Ah!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/status/528053724967870464">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great team win!!!</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/528048761973788673">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How the Saintsations watched our <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> win! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsCAR?src=hash">#NOvsCAR</a> <a href="http://t.co/WVsFVxqor5">pic.twitter.com/WVsFVxqor5</a></p>&mdash; Kelsey Finocchiaro (@LilKFinn) <a href="https://twitter.com/LilKFinn/status/528037267584319488">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Highlights from the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> 28-10 win over the Panthers! WATCH: <a href="http://t.co/keBEShNyk9">http://t.co/keBEShNyk9</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsCAR?src=hash">#NOvsCAR</a> <a href="http://t.co/kuS0e1sYc8">pic.twitter.com/kuS0e1sYc8</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/528047359453065216">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Many <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> coaches, players and staff gave <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41">@Harp41</a> a hug after the game, <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> included <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsCAR?src=hash">#NOvsCAR</a> <a href="http://t.co/qKLDPyYHyn">pic.twitter.com/qKLDPyYHyn</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/528044948093157376">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> say dem <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> can win ON THE ROAD?!</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/528043816734171136">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>HUGE WIN!!! &#10;Loved hearing our fans do the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDat?src=hash">#WhoDat</a> chant at the end of the game... &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Fans=Best Fans</p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/status/528041637977808896">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Great team win... Much needed! Gotta love how the secondary was playin!!! Love the Dline feasting!!!… <a href="http://t.co/HLCSJRh3x2">http://t.co/HLCSJRh3x2</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/528037285628231680">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>After starting the season 1-3, the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> have won 3 of their last 4 and moved into 1st place in the NFC South! <a href="http://t.co/NQRhMwEhql">pic.twitter.com/NQRhMwEhql</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/528028162635341824">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Other Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coach Payton didn&#39;t waste any time voicing displeasure with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFL?src=hash">#NFL</a>&#39;s schedulers after <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> second win in 96 hours - <a href="http://t.co/oqHZnnghTh">http://t.co/oqHZnnghTh</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/528164769954410498">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ICYMI, Corey White has 5 takeaways since last November. No1 else on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> has more than 2. The unlikely ball hawk: <a href="http://t.co/PPnH73zRZv">http://t.co/PPnH73zRZv</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/528160929028911104">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>5 things learned from Saints&#39; 28-10 win in Carolina <a href="http://t.co/CstZ1lDpHs">http://t.co/CstZ1lDpHs</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/528161240250454017">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ICYMI: Locker room buzz: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Brees channels Herm Edwards: &#39;You play to win the game&#39;...Grahams emotional headbutt <a href="http://t.co/rlTlvBRkSC">http://t.co/rlTlvBRkSC</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/528153107272712192">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> tell NFLN no guests to the set. In case you were wondering if they forgot about BountyGate.</p>&mdash; Joe Casale (@sportsJC16) <a href="https://twitter.com/sportsJC16/status/528026391041028096">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints rip NFL for short turnaround from SNF to TNF on the road <a href="http://t.co/NP6cnmgYIE">http://t.co/NP6cnmgYIE</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/528131612324536320">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;ve watched film thrice over Im still wired.i&#39;m Layin n bed no lights on n my head.Trynna figure out how to get more sacks <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dontchipmebro?src=hash">#dontchipmebro</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/528128763742015488">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>First 49 days of the season, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> had 2 wins. Last five days, they added 2 more.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/528078112589115392">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints decline to send player to set after TNF win. Saints fans troll on Twitter that we are biased against them. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TraditionUnlikeAnyOther?src=hash">#TraditionUnlikeAnyOther</a></p>&mdash; Rich Eisen (@richeisen) <a href="https://twitter.com/richeisen/status/528033527166951424">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mark Ingram has rushed for 100+ yards in 2 straight games, 1st Saints player to do so since Deuce McAllister in 2006 <a href="http://t.co/Lkqe75hrcY">pic.twitter.com/Lkqe75hrcY</a></p>&mdash; NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL/status/528029859872657412">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton&#39;s postgame press conference (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/cslo52YxuO">http://t.co/cslo52YxuO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsCAR?src=hash">#NOvsCAR</a> <a href="http://t.co/yrOfbF3yV7">pic.twitter.com/yrOfbF3yV7</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/528055106009591808">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork">@nflnetwork</a> mad saints refuse send a player out talk w them on set post game . Its bout team 1st in that organization. No individual bows!</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/528026357872070656">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/juankinc4">@juankinc4</a>: Payton congratulates drew brees and all of his players in the hallway after the game <a href="http://t.co/v4Rl4a37IN">http://t.co/v4Rl4a37IN</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/528048481148366849">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FunnyOrNah?src=hash">#FunnyOrNah</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDatNation?src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="http://t.co/1bMdn4Nan4">pic.twitter.com/1bMdn4Nan4</a></p>&mdash; DayOne Marketing (@godfather_no1) <a href="https://twitter.com/godfather_no1/status/528036061746704384">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just got out of Saints locker room: Jimmy Graham said he headbutted bench bc he had to get out some frustration <a href="http://t.co/lcskDkX9OX">pic.twitter.com/lcskDkX9OX</a></p>&mdash; Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNMichele/status/528038752950943744">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So the Saints are totally stiffing the NFL Network post game show b/c <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wemaketherulespal?src=hash">#wemaketherulespal</a></p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/status/528024687423799296">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints Defeat Panthers 28-10

Payton: Saints traveling for Thursday game 'foolish'
New Orleans' source for complete news coverage of the Saints football team with schedules, scores and stats. WWLTV.com

Keenan Lewis shuts down Kelvin Benjamin | ProFootballTalk
Many factors contributed to the Saints' 28-10 win over the Panthers in Charlotte.  One that deserves some specific attention comes from the matchup between Carolina rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin and New Orleans cornerback Keenan Lewis.

Saints Offensive Player Grades at Panthers | The Saints Nation

Saints in first place -- and they have defense to thank - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
The Saints' defense stepped up to turn the tide of a division that had become the NFLÃ

Saints' Drew Brees channels Herm Edwards: 'You play to win the game' - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Observed and heard in the locker room after the New Orleans Saints' 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

Saints blast NFL for short turnaround from SNF to TNF on road | ProFootballTalk
Saints coach Sean Payton held his tongue all week. But after beating the Panthers on the road Thursday night (which followed beating the Packers Sunday night), Payton was finally ready to let the NFL know how he felt.

Saints head coach Sean Payton calls Thursday night games 'foolish' - SBNation.com
The Super Bowl-winning coach is not happy about the way his team's schedule broke down these past two weeks.

Junior Galette: We didn’t listen to the white noise of criticism | ProFootballTalk
Linebacker Junior Galette made one of the biggest plays of Thursday night's Saints win when he hit Panthers quarterback Cam Newton from behind in the second quarter to force a fumble that New Orleans recovered on the doorstep of the end zone.

New Orleans Saints' 2014 season could be just beginning with convincing win at Carolina: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints take NFC South lead with 28-10 win over Carolina

New Orleans Saints' defense makes up for offense's early turnovers vs. Panthers | NOLA.com
Panthers can't capitalize on early turnovers

GUTS AND GLORY: Saints Get Respect and Division Lead
Who Dat Dish Columnist Barry Hirstius looks at the gutty performance by the Saints in a 28-10 over the Panthers last night on Thursday Night Football

Keys to victory: Saints 28, Panthers 10 - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
What were the keys to the New Orleans Saints snapping their seven-game road losing streak against the Carolina Panthers? The Saints threw it well, ra

Saints win emphatically on road, 28-10
Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.

Saints at Panthers: Postgame quotes and notes from podium and locker room | NOLA.com
Read what coach Sean Payton, Brees and others said about the game in the comment section below this post.

New Orleans Saints defeat Carolina Panthers, 28-10: scoring summary | NOLA.com
How the teams scored

New Orleans Saints beat Carolina Panthers to take control of NFC South race | NOLA.com
The Saints (4-4) snapped a seven-game regular season road losing streak with a strong defensive effort that allowed the Panthers (3-5-1) to reach the end zone only once.

Saints vs. Panthers 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from New Orleans' 28-10 win - SBNation.com
The Saints defense stifled Carolina and the offense rode a scoring splurge just before halftime to roll to a division win.

Saints pick up first road victory of year 28-10 over Panthers | ProFootballTalk
After a sloppy first half that featured multiple turnovers by both teams, the New Orleans Saints kicked the offense into gear and cruised to a 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers for their first road win of the season.

Rapid Reaction: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 28-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night in Bank of America Stadiu

The Saints Win A Game on The Road | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Is winning in Carolina enough to get pundits to stop talking about their road struggles? Unlikely, but they’ll just have to settle for being first place in the NFC South. The Saints now essentially have a game lead on the Panthers with the rematch left in the Superdome.

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The View from the Other Side

Panthers show how to fire up a Saints Pro Bowl tight end | CharlotteObserver.com
New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham isn’t the kind of talent who requires extra motivation.

Rapid Reaction: Carolina Panthers - ESPN
A rapid look at the Carolina Panthers' 28-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football.

Carolina Panthers fall to Saints 28-10 in key NFC South game | Carolina Panthers | NewsObserver.com
In a game with first place on the line in what has been an ugly NFC South, the Carolina Panthers were the ugliest team on the field. New Orleans shook off a slow start to paste the Panthers 28-10 before a sold-out Bank of America Stadium crowd that cleared out with five minutes remaining.

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton: "great team road win"
Sean Payton talks with reporters after the Carolina Panthers game on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Drew Brees recaps road win vs Panthers
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees talks with reporters after the Carolina Panthers game on Thursday, Octover 30, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Graham's new celebration? - NFL Videos
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was happy at the end of the first half after scoring a touchdown. So happy, in fact, the New Orleans star decided to break out a seemingly painful new celebration.