Saints Outlast Panthers in Thriller

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

It's the traditional chant of New Orleans football fans - because of it they've simply become known as Who Dats - and Sunday it was apparently louder than ever. Plain and simple, the Panthers' wideouts were the biggest factor in the team's loss to New Orleans.

The comeback bid began to fizzle when Jordan induced an intentional grounding penalty on Newton, making it third-and-25 on the Saints 34 and a requiring 10-second runoff that left 20 seconds on the clock.

"You've got to stay poised".

The Saints led 21-9 at halftime, and 24-12 heading into the fourth quarter. Saints quarterback Drew Brees took a knee, and it was over.

Update 7:18 p.m. "We nearly let them back in the game, but here I am standing as victor.

We know how to play together, we know where people are going to be and so we're a lot more confident", Te'o said. "We've been here before".

Won seven straight home games. The Saints could run the ball on offense, with Pro Bowl running backs Mark Ingram and Kamara, and they actually could play defense. They went for it on fourth-and-two from the Carolina 47 at the two-minute warning instead of punting Carolina deep toward the goal line. Brees had his pass intercepted and it opened the door for Newton and company.

"I'm frustrated", Newton said.

For three quarters, though, the Saints found a way to keep the Panthers from capitalizing, often thanks to players thrown into action by the rash of injuries that has placed six starters on injured reserve. Vonn Bell burst through the line and obliterated Newton and the last of Carolina's chances.

It was a game of missed opportunities for the Panthers, who started out on top but saw a number of dropped catches and misfires when it mattered.

The Jaguars' Blake Bortles was off most of the day, misfiring short and long, but made up for it with 88 yards rushing. "Week 1, we were a relatively young team as far as experience goes and as far as time together". The Panthers made three field goals - and missed one.

"You feel all the energy and the intensity of the games and the crowd", All-American Pub employee Sarah Smart said. But four red zone trips in the first three quarters resulted in just three field goals. "That's what we do".

Brees showed as much mobility as the much younger Newton by rolling to his right and finding wide receiver Michael Thomas for a 46-yard gain to the Panthers' 5-yard line. But the Saints won the most important game between the teams on January 24, 2010, at the Superdome and two weeks later beat Indianapolis 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.

"I just seen all my guys run after me, and I was like, 'Oh my God!" "They mix up where I come from, but I've got to make a play. We on to the next round". That was with Sam Bradford behind center for the Vikings and Dennis Allen behind the eye ball coordinating the New Orleans "D.' After getting steamrolled by the Patriots one week later, it transformed en route to becoming the league's most improved 'D.' But the Saints" secondary had way too many gaffes Sunday, particularly with Olsen, and face a much better skill group challenge from the Vikings.

"I believe that we are different".