Panthers at Saints - Playbook for the NFC Wild Card round

08 January, 2018, 03:54 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton couldn't lead Carolina past the Saints in 2017

In the two meetings between these teams this year New Orleans won 34-13 and 31-21.

They will head to Minneapolis next Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings (13-3).

Beyond that, however, the Saints coach asserts that teams evolve over the course of a season as they develop chemistry and adjust to roster or positional changes brought on by injuries. In Week 3, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was phenomenal, passing for 220 yards and three scores.

Brees gave the Saints some breathing room on the Saints' next possession, rolling right and finding Michael Thomas for a 46-yard gain to the Carolina 5. Cam Newton led the team in rushing for the second time in his seven seasons there with 754 yards and six touchdowns.

Can Cam Newton take the Carolina Panthers back to the Super Bowl? While Newton can certainly create plays with his legs it will be much more hard under the pressure of Jordan and the Saints defensive front. Carolina is best when they can keep the offense on the field with Newton opening things up with his legs.

Eighteen seconds later, Brees responded with an explosive shot, an 80-yard strike to former Carolina receiver Ginn, who caught the ball behind cornerback James Bradberry and raced in for a 7-0 New Orleans lead.

The duo rushed for almost 2,000 yards combined in the regular-season. Olsen got the payoff with a 14-yard slant, easily beating safety Rafael Bush to the inside, and Carolina had cut the deficit to 24-19 with 12:47 left. Since then, backup Case Keenum has excelled under center, and New Orleans' defense finished the regular season 10th in the National Football League in points allowed per game (20.4).




And he'll face an added obstacle by matching up against Saints Pro Bowl corner (and defensive rookie of the year candidate) Marshon Lattimore, who missed both regular-season games against Carolina.

The referees ordered Newton into the sideline tent to be evaluated for a concussion, but a few minutes later, he bounced out with ice on his forehead and looked ready to return. If Newton can hit a couple of big plays early, he could be in store for a big day.

Cam Newton rolled up to his weekly press conference, brow furrowed, and spoke of added focus.

The Panthers come into this weekend's game winners of three of their last four games.

Stewart sat out last week's 22-10 loss to Atlanta with back soreness. He just needs help.

"You just got to go out and play football", Ginn said.

The third time was not a charm for the Carolina Panthers. Ingram rushes for at least 90 yards and gets into the end zone as the Saints pull out a close win to move into the next round.

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