The Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South. That’s something they haven’t been able to do this season.
The Carolina Panthers are really hoping that something can change in week nine of the regular season, and maybe all they need is a short week to get motivated again. With a short week though, there is less time for injuries to heal and that makes for six people out against the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.
The NFC South has often been looked at as one of the power divisions in the NFL, but that is the furthest thing from the truth this year. At the midway point of the season, not a single team is over the .500 mark, and now the struggling Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints will play for first place.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he expects running back DeAngelo Williams to play Thursday night against the New Orleans Saints with first place in the NFC South on the line.
The Carolina Panthers just can’t seem to get back on track, and they are fading at the worst time imaginable. They’re in the middle of one of the hardest stretches of games in the entire NFL, and now the surging New Orleans Saints are coming to town.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The red zone turned into the dead zone for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Panthers managed just six points in three trips inside the Seattle 20 and lost 13-9, their third defeat to the Seahawks here in three years.
Once known as one of the strongest divisions in all of football, the NFC South will get through week eight without a single team over the .500 mark. A preseason Super Bowl contender, the Carolina Panthers looked like anything but, against a Seattle Seahawks team that had been struggling.
I am not saying it will be easy. Seattle is going to come in here desperate and angry. But, I do think it is more than doable. This Seahawks team appears to have major locker room issues and the Defense has regressed from last year. How can the Cats pull off the upset?