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New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

The Panthers Take on a Dangerous Saints Team

Drew Brees did not want to head across the Atlantic Ocean three games behind the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers in the NFC South. They rank last in the National Football League in pass defense and defensive pass efficiency after the Vikings' Sam Bradford and the Patriots' Tom Brady were close to flawless in the first two games. Mark Ingram led the Saints with 8 carries for 52 yards, while Adrian Peterson halved that output, going for 26 yards with his 8 carries. Through two games, runners have gashed them for 19 receptions and 185 yards. This game's over/under comes in at a combined 46.5 points. "We knew we needed to be efficient today - and we were".

Brees finished 22 of 29 for 220 yards and three touchdowns. The Saints (1-2) piled up 149 yards rushing as part of a balanced attack and didn't turn the ball over. "It's time to come up".

Of course, this is assuming the Panthers can effectively execute on offense, something they have struggled with so far this season.

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"I think I may go for the Saints on Sunday", said this man. It also kept pressure off Cam Newton to throw the ball and avoided any third and long situations. But he left the stadium frustrated with what he called "a lackluster performance". "The onus is on me". Benjamin tore his ACL in the same knee two years ago. It remains to be seen whether the injury is serious. McCaffrey's nine catches for 101 yards probably show the Saints they need to work on covering running backs. He has 10 catches for 146 yards and a TD in the past two meetings. "We attacked them; we did not let them attack us". The big culprit is the pass defense, as they are allowing a stunning 11.2 yards per pass play. "My teammates were behind me". Brees was 5-of-7 for 50 yards against the Panthers, who haven't allowed much all year. This marked the first time he's ever thrown more than one interception in a game against New Orleans. Newton will get kicker Graham Gano in position to make the winning field goal. It largely hinges on quarterback Cam Newton to be an accurate passer.

All #Panthers appear to be standing for National Anthem. None of the Panthers players on the sideline sat or kneeled in protest. The Saints have had a rough start to the season after a loss on the road to the Minnesota Vikings and a loss at home to the New England Patriots.

Considering Newton had offseason shoulder surgery and played in just two preseason games, the fact that he has been able to be mildly effective over the first two weeks of the regular season is relatively impressive.

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The Saints, 1-2, play the Dolphins in London next Sunday.

Even with Olsen, the Panthers had trouble scoring, averaging just 16.0 points in wins against San Francisco (23-3) and Buffalo (9-3).

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