Week 7: Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints GameDay Live Blog & Thread

Saints News Network's Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints GameDay Live Blog & Thread.
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Saints News Network's Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints GameDay Live Blog & Thread.

SAINTS NEWS NETWORK PREGAME SHOW: WITH JOHN HENDRIX AND BRENDAN BOYLAN

Saints News Network's Beat Reporter John Hendrix will be reporting from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. His Twitter handle is @johnjhendrix.

Saints Inactives

  • WR Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring)
  • DB D.J. Swearinger
  • OL Nick Easton (concussion)
  • OL Derrick Kelly
  • DL Malcolm Roach

Panthers Inactives

  • QB Will Grier
  • CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver
  • RG John Miller
  • OL Mike Horton
  • WR Marken Michel

Pre-Game Huddle 

Score:

Score Updates Week 7 (12)

Panthers win the coin toss and elect to defer to the second half.

1st Quarter

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Saints 25
  • Brees rolls out throws to near sideline caught by Austin Carr, 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Kamara runs middle gains 1-yard, 1st Down.
  • Kamara gains 18, 1st Down
  • Brees screen pass to Kamara gain of 8-yards. 
  • 3rd and 1: Murray runs left gain of 1-yard. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 2 from the Panthers 10-yard line. Taysom Hill runs right. 1st Down.
  • 1st and Goal: Brees to Jared Cook. TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 14 plays, 75-yards, 8:26
  • Panthers: 0 - Saints: 7

Panthers Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 25
  • Bridgewater to Anderson 10-yards. 1st Down.
  • Penalty: Defensive Holding. 5-yard penalty. 1st Down
  • 3rd and 8: Bridgewater to Samuel 22-yards. 1st Down
  • 3rd and 11 from Saints 30: Bridgewater scrambles for 5-yards. 4th Down.
  • Joey Slye 43-yard FGA is GOOD
  • 9 plays, 50-yards, 4:40
  • Panthers: 3 - Saints: 7 

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Saints 22
  • Brees to Callaway over Middle for 15-yards. 1st Down
  • Murray run middle gains 25-yards. 1st Down 

Start of 2nd Quarter

Drive Cont.

  • 1st and 10 from Panthers 30: Brees to Callaway. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Callaway. 1st down inside Panthers 5-yard line.
  • 1st and Goal: Kamara runs to 2-yard line
  • 2nd and Goal: Murray down to 1-yard line
  • 3rd and Goal: Brees runs forward. TOUCHDOWN ( Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 9 plays, 78-yards, 4:41
  • Panthers: 3 - Saints: 14

Panthers Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 25
  • Penalty: Defensive Holding. 5-yard penalty. 1st Down
  • Bridgewater to Moore 74-yard TOUCHDOWN
  • 2 plays, 74-yards, 1:17 (Slye XP is GOOD)
  • Panthers: 10 - Saints: 14

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Saints 16
  • 3rd and 7: Penalty Defensive Holding. 5-yards. 1st Down
  • Kamara runs middle gain of 32-yards. 1st Down
  • 3rd and 10: Brees to far sideline caught by Deonte Harris gain of 17-yards. 1st Down
  • Brees SACKED and FUMBLES recovered by Panthers

Panthers Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 35
  • Bridgewater to Samuel gain of 11-yards. 1st Down
  • Bridgewater to Anderson gain of 19-yards. 1st Down
  • Bridgewater to Zylstra. 1st Down. Panthers in Redzone.
  • Two-Minute Warning
  • Bridgewater to Moore. 7-yards. TOUCHDOWN (Slye XP is GOOD)
  • 9 plays, 65-yards, 5:21
  • Panthers: 17 - Saints: 14

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Saints 25
  • Brees to Harris 18-yards. 1st Down
  • Kamara runs Middle. 1st Down
  • Brees to Cook over middle gain of 22-yards. 1st Down Timeout
  • Brees screen to Kamara gain of 17 yards to Panthers 4-yard line.
  • Brees Spikes Ball. 0:05 remaining in 1st Half
  • Brees to Harris 4-yards TOUCHDOWN (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 8 plays, 75-yards, 1:35
  • Panthers: 17 - Saints: 21

HALFTIME REPORT:

Saints News Network's Kyle T. Mosley and Bob Rose breakdown the Saints 1st Half performance against the Panthers.

Start of Second Half

Panthers Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 19
  • Bridgewater to Samuel gain of 3-yards. 1st Down.
  • INJURY TIMEOUT
  • 3rd and 9: Bridgewater to Moore gain of 4-yards. Short of line to Gain
  • Punt to Harris gain of 4 yards to the Saints 19

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Saints 19
  • Brees to Kamara gains 16-yards. 1st Down
  • PENALTY: Offensive Holding 10-yard penalty. 1st and 20
  • 3rd and 14: Brees to Kamara gain of 14-yards. 1st Down 
  • Carolina Challenges the Spot of the Ball. Play Stands. 
  • 3rd and 1: Brees to Smith gain of 23-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 3 from Panthers 11: PENALTY Offensive Pass Interference.
  • 3rd and 14: Brees to Kamara loss of a yard. Fourth Down.
  • Wil Lutz 41-yard FG is GOOD
  • 13 plays, 58-yards, 6:53
  • Panthers: 17 - Saints: 24 

Panthers Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 25
  • Bridgewater to Anderson 1st Down. PENALTY Late Hit Out of Bounds 15-yard penalty
  • 1st and 10 from Saints 34: Cannon run left gain of 7-yards
  • 3rd and 1: Armah runs middle 1-yard. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 2 from Saints 16: Bridgewater to Thomas down to Saints 5. 1st Down.
  • Curtis Samuel runs middle. TOUCHDOWN (Slye XP is GOOD)
  • 8 plays, 75-yards, 4:16
  • Panthers: 24 - Saints: 24

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Saints 25

Start of 4th Quarter

Drive Cont.

  • 2nd and 5 at Saints 30: Murray run middle no gain
  • 3rd and 5: Brees to Callaway gain of 6-yards. 1st Down. 
  • 3rd and 8: Brees to Smith gain of 20-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 7 at Panthers 38: Brees to Kamara gain of 8-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 8 at Panthers 27: PENALTY False Start
  • 3rd and 13: Brees to Callaway gain of 7-yards. Short of Line to Gain.
  • Wil Lutz 43-yard FG is GOOD
  • 13 plays, 50-yards, 7:13
  • Panthers: 24 - Saints: 27

Panthers Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 25
  • Bridgewater to Anderson gain of 6-yards. 1st Down.
  • Davis runs middle. 1st down near midfield.
  • 3rd and 3 at Saints 43: Bridgewater scrambles for 4-yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 11: Bridgewater is SACKED by Marcus Davenport. Loss of 8-yards.
  • Two-Minute Warning
  • Joey Slye 65-yard FG is NO GOOD

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Panthers 45
  • Murray runs right gain of 6-yards.
  • 2nd and 4 from Panthers 39: Murray runs middle gain of 3-yards.
  • 3rd and 1: Brees sneaks forward for 1-yard. 1st Down.
  • Brees Kneels

Final Score: Panthers: 24 - Saints: 27