The Carolina Panthers are in a complete free-fall and it continued on “Thursday Night Football” with a loss to the New Orleans Saints. Carolina’s defense couldn’t stop the Saints and the offense could never get going in a season that is slipping away.
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.
Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.
The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
When the Panthers have an effective running game they are hard to beat, and they proved it against the Saints. DeAngelo Williams got his sidekick, Jonathan Stewart, back in the lineup and the duo combined for 120 of Carolina’s 219 yards on the ground helping QB Cam Newton knock off the New Orleans Saints to even their record at 1-1.
Even though I cheer for the Carolina Panthers because I live here, I feel they have no chance winning Sunday against the New Orleans Saints and here are three reasons why