Saints-Panthers Capsule

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:09 PM NEW ORLEANS (0-2) at CAROLINA (2-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Panthers by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Saints 0-2; Panthers 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 24-20 LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Saints 23-20, Nov. 17, 2016 LAST WEEK — Saints lost to Patriots 36-20; Panthers beat Bills 9-3 AP PRO32 RANKING — Saints No. 26, Panthers No. 11 SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (28), PASS (2) SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (25), PASS (32) PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (18), PASS (24) PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (2) STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —New Orleans' No. 2 pass offense meets Carolina's No. 2 pass defense. ... Saints' offense converting 34.8 percent of third downs; defense allowing opposition to convert 57.7 percent. ... Saints coach Sean Payton is 35-25 vs. NFC South. ... QB Drew Brees has 1,032 yards passing, nine TDs and three INTs in last three games vs. Carolina. ... RB Mark Ingram has seven TDs in last seven road games vs. NFC South foes. ... WR Michael Thomas has 10 catches for 146 yards and TD in last two meetings with Carolina. ... TE Coby Fleener has TD catch in last three games .vs Panthers. ... WR Ted Ginn Jr. spent three seasons in Carolina. .. DE Cameron Jordan has 38 1-2 sacks since 2013, fourth most in NFC. ... CB P.J. Williams led Saints with 10 tackles last week. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton averaging less than 200 yards passing per game.... Newton will face league's No. 32 pass defense ... Only RBs Marshawn Lynch and LeSean McCoy have more TDs rushing than Newton since 2011 ... RB Christian McCaffrey leads Panthers in receptions with nine. ... Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart needs 104 yards rushing to become franchise's all-time leader. .. TE Greg Olsen out at least eight weeks with broken foot. Will miss first game in 11 years due to injury. ... TE Ed Dickson expected to be targeted more with Olsen out. ... WR Devin Funchess has two TDs in last three meetings with Saints. ... Panthers have allowed three points in both games. ... DE Julius Peppers needs four sacks to become fifth player to reach 150 and has 2 ½ sacks this season. ... LB Luke Kuechly has 99 tackles in nine meetings with Saints. ... LB Thomas Davis has 23 tackles, sack and forced fumble in last three games vs. Saints. ... K Graham Gano is 6 of 6 on FG attempts. ... Fantasy Tip: Stewart has four TDs rushing in last three games vs. Saints. ___ For more NFL coverage: and

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