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Saints vs. Panthers Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup this Sunday.

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CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-8-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-7)

SERIES

PANTHERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

20-19

STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rivera: 3-4

Payton: 8-7

LAST WEEK

L 31-13 at Vikings

W 35-32 at Steelers

LAST GAME

10/30/14: Saints 28 at Panthers 10. New Orleans RB Mark Ingram rushes 30 times for 100 yards & 2 TDs. Saints TE Jimmy Graham adds 7 catches for 83 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/8/13: Saints 31, Panthers 13. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 30 of 42 passes for 313 yards & 4 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston & Graham each record 2 receiving TDs.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dave Sims, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 117 (Car.), 140 (NO). XM: 227 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Newton: 213-368-2586-13-11-78.9

Brees: 344-489-3748 (1C)-27 (2C)-11-101.7 (3C)

RUSHING

Stewart: 96-408-4.3-2

Ingram: 172-767-4.5-6

RECEIVING

Olsen (TE): 61-778-12.8-5

J. Graham (TE): 65-670-10.3-9

OFFENSE

328.9

430.3 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-7

DEFENSE

360.3

390.5

SACKS

Johnson: 6

Galette: 7

INTs

Harper: 3

Vaccaro, White: 2

PUNTING

Nortman: 45.4

Morstead: 46.3

KICKING

Gano: 82 (22/22 PAT; 20/24 FG)

S. Graham: 87 (36/37 PAT; 17/18 FG)

The Bad

  • Cam Newton has won seven of his past ten division starts.
  • In the past 10 games vs. New Orleans, DeAngelo Williams has rushed for 999 yards (99.9 per game) and 8 TDs. He has had two of his three best rushing performances against the Saints: 210 yards (12/30/12) and 178 yards (12/28/08).
  • Kelvin Benjamin is tied for the NFL rookie lead with 8 receiving TDs.
  • Philly Brown aims for his third game in a row with a TD catch.
  • Greg Olsen needs 22 receiving yards for his third consecutive 800-yard season.
  • Luke Kuechly had a career-high 2 sacks last week. He has 56 tackles (14 per game) and an INT in the past 4 meetings vs. New Orleans. Since entering NFL in 2012, he leads the league with 445 tackles.
  • Charles Johnson has 3.5 sacks in the past four meetings with the Saints. He had a sack and a forced fumble in Week 9. He has a sack in six of his past eight games and aims for his third straight with sack.
  • Thomas Davis has 20 tackles and an INT in the past two games vs. New Orleans.
  • Dwan Edwards had a sack and an INT in Week 9, his only career game with a sack and INT.

The Good

  • Drew Brees has a 129.8 QB rating in the past three games at home vs. Carolina. He has 300+ yards, 4+ TDs & a 100+ QB rating in all three. In the past 20 games at home, he has 6,654 yards (332.7 per game), 61 TDs, 14 INTs and a 114.5 QB rating.
  • Mark Ingram rushed for 100 yards and 2 TDs in their Week 9 meeting. Since Week 8, Ingram leads the NFL in rushing (608 yards).
  • Jimmy Graham aims for his seventh game in row vs. Carolina with a TD. He has 7 TDs in the past six meetings with the Panthers. He has 16 TDs in the past 15 games at home.
  • Marques Colston has 21 catches for 322 yards (107.3 per game) and 6 TDs in the past three home meetings against the Panthers. He aims for his fourth game in a row vs. Carolina at home with 2+ TD catches.
  • Junior Galette has 6 sacks in the past three meetings vs. Carolina, including 2 sacks and a forced fumble in Week 9 when he was named NFC Defensive Player of Week.
  • Cameron Jordan has 6 sacks in the past six games vs. the Panthers.

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