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Saints vs. Panthers Preview and Matchup History

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

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-2) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-0)

SERIES

SAINTS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

21-19

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sean Payton: 8-8

Ron Rivera: 4-4

LAST WEEK

L 26-19 vs. Buccaneers

W 24-17 vs. Texans

LAST GAME

12/7/14: Panthers 41 at Saints 10. Carolina QB Cam Newton throws for 226 yards & 3 TDs & rushes for 83 yards & TD. Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushes for 155 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/30/14: Saints 28, Panthers 10. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 297 yards & TD. Saints RB Mark Ingram rushes for 100 yards & 2 TDs.

REFEREE

Ed Hochuli

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (NO), 81 (Car.). XM: 227 (Car.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 54-86-610 (2C)-2-2-82.0

Newton: 36-68-370-3-2-71.3

RUSHING

Ingram: 25-77-3.1-1 (T3C)

Stewart: 35-118-3.4-0

RECEIVING

Ingram (RB): 11-103-9.4-0

Olsen (TE): 7-81-11.6-0

OFFENSE

365.5

306.5

TAKE/GIVE

-1

+2 (T1C)

DEFENSE

380.0

282.5 (3C)

SACKS

3 tied: 1

Addison: 2

INTs

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3 tied: 1 (T1C)

PUNTING

Morstead: 43.3

Nortman: 50.5 (3C)

KICKING

Hocker: 14 (2/3 PAT; 4/5 FG)

Gano: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/6 FG)

SAINTS

  • QB DREW BREES has 4 games vs. Carolina with 4+ TD passes and 8 games with 300+ yards. He will not be playing this week.
  • RB MARK INGRAM rushed for 100 yards and 2 TDs in last game at Carolina.
  • In his only game vs. Carolina (9/15/13 with Buffalo), RB C.J. SPILLER rushed for 103 yards and averaged 6.4 yards per carry.
  • WR MARQUES COLSTON has 6 TDs in the past 7 meetings vs. the Panthers.
  • DE CAMERON JORDAN has 6 sacks in the past 7 meetings vs. the Panthers.
  • S JAIRUS BYRD had 2 INTs in his only game vs. Carolina (10/25/09 with Buffalo). He will not playing this week.
  • In his only game vs. Carolina (10/7/12 with Seattle), CB BRANDON BROWNER had 6 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • CB KEENAN LEWIS had 3 passes defended in his last game at Carolina.

PANTHERS

  • In the last meeting vs. Saints, QB CAM NEWTON passed for 3 TDs, 0 INTs with 114 QB rating and rushed for 83 yards with a TD.
  • RB JONATHAN STEWART rushed for 155 yards, including a 69-yard TD, in his last meeting with the Saints.
  • TE GREG OLSEN had a TD in last meeting against the Saints.
  • The Panthers defense is only allowing 3.64 yards per 1st down play, which is the best in the NFL.
  • LB LUKE KUECHLY has 63 tackles (12.6 per game) in the past five games vs. New Orleans, including 24 in the December 22nd, 2013 contest.
  • LB THOMAS DAVIS has 25 tackles (8.3 per game) in his past three games vs. New Orleans. He leads the team with 16 tackles.