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Early Week 6 odds have the Panthers favored on the road against the Saints.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Early odds for NFL Week 6 are here, which has the New Orleans Saints as a three point (-3) underdog to the Carolina Panthers. You can check out all the lines at Odds Shark for this week’s matchups.

Much of the focus stems around Cam Newton’s availability for Sunday, but all signs point to him being in according to The Charlotte Observer. Per the report, head coach Ron Rivera told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters before Monday’s game that Newton participated in some football-specific drills during practice that day.

In turn, the Saints defense is preparing to face Newton, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Newton has a 6-4 record against the Saints since 2011, and has won his last three games. No matter the personnel or scheme, Newton has ripped the Saints to shreds by accounting for 12 touchdowns (10 passing, 2 rushing) in their last three meetings. Here’s a glimpse at his production.

  • 12/6/15 - 28-for-41 (68%), 331 yards, 5TD, INT, 10 rushes for 49 yards
  • 9/27/15 - 20-for-31 (65%), 315 yards, 2TD, 7 rushes for 33 yards, TD
  • 12/7/14 - 21-for-33 (64%) 226 yards, 3TD, 12 rushes for 83 yards, TD