The Saints look to close out the month of October on a high note with their third straight win of the month, but have to get past the Panthers first. The Superdome plays host to 3,000 fans for this home game, who will all be in the lower bowl. Here's the skinny on everything you need to know and follow before today's noon kickoff.
Where to Watch: FOX (WVUE Channel 8 locally) - Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, and Laura Okmin (field reporter)
Broadcast Map: Courtesy of 506sports.com, Panthers-Saints in Yellow
Where to Listen: WWL Radio locally (105.3FM) with Zach Strief, Deuce McAllister, and Steve Geller (sideline reporter); SIRIUS: 134 (CAR), 83 (NO) | XM: 384 (CAR), 225 (NO)
Jersey Combo: Black jerseys, black pants
Referee: Craig Wrolstad
Current Lines: Over/Under (50), Saints -7
Last 5 Matchups
- 12/29/19 - Saints 42, Panthers 10
- 11/24/19 - Saints 34, Panthers 31
- 12/30/18 - Panthers 33, Saints 14
- 12/17/18 - Saints 12, Panthers 9
- 1/7/18 - Saints 31, Panthers 26 (NFC Wild Card)
All-Time Series: Regular season series tied at 25-25, Saints have won 5 out of the past 6; Saints lead 26-25 factoring in the one playoff meeting
The Saints took it to the Panthers the last time they both faced off, as New Orleans jumped out to a 35-3 lead by halftime. They could do no wrong, as Alvin Kamara scored twice in the first quarter. A.J. Klein added a pick-six against his former squad, while Tre'Quan Smith and Jared Cook had touchdown grabs. The Saints would add another score to go up 42-3 after Drew Brees found Taysom Hill in the flats, who would take it in for a 45-yard scoop and score.
Things to watch: Against the Panthers, Drew Brees has 3,949 pass yards (304 per game), 31 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for a 102.1 rating in 13 career home starts against Carolina. Brees is looking for his third game in a row with 3 or more TD passes against the Panthers. No Michael Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders for the offense will make things a bit more interesting for New Orleans, so look for a heavy dose of Alvin Kamara. We're also wanting to see how the defense responds, especially being at full strength with their starters.
Catch up on some of our Panthers-Saints coverage from the week...
- Emmanuel Sanders goes to Reserve/COVID-19 List
- Sean Payton feels "Good" about Saints depleted Receiver Corps
- Saints Defense Needs to Step Up and Create Opportunities
- Insider's Report on the Panthers vs. Saints
- Saints Ready for a Run
- Saints Offense vs. Panthers Defense Preview
- Start 'Em or Sit 'Em
- Saints Players with Most to Prove Coming Out of the Bye Week
- X-Factors in Week 7
- Saints Defense vs. Panthers Offense Preview
- First Look: Panthers vs. Saints
- Saints and New Orleans Mayor Make a Deal to allow Fans at Home Games
- 3 Things to Watch in Week 7
- Saints Need Aggressive Starts to Games