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Saints Down Carolina 34-3 - Match Report

Carolina couldn't hang with the Saints on Sunday as New Orleans blasted the Panthers 34-3 in Week 9 action at Bank of America Stadium.

The Saints were a 5.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 40.5.

Drew Brees completed 27 of 43 pass attempts for 253 yards and 2 TDs for the Saints in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Panthers defense.

Tyrell Sutton rushed for 41 yards for Carolina, while Jonathan Stewart added 30 yards. Jimmy Clausen threw for 47 yards for the Panthers, while receivers David Gettis and Mike Goodson had 22 and 18 yards respectively.

Carolina was outgained by New Orleans 408-195 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-15 by the Saints.

The time of possession battle favored New Orleans as their offense was on the field for 34:41, longer than the 25:19 of their opponents.

Next game, New Orleans takes its act home to face Seattle looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face Tampa Bay.