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Carolina vs New Orleans Wrap - New Orleans Wins 45-17

The Saints got a 5-TD performance from Drew Brees as New Orleans handed Carolina a 45-17 defeat on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Bettors who backed the Saints were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 55.5.

Christopher Ivory rushed for 127 yards, while Darren Sproles added 40 yards in the win. Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham added 145 and 97 receiving yards respectively.

Jonathan Stewart rushed for 79 yards for Carolina, while DeAngelo Williams added 53 yards. Cam Newton threw for 158 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell had 86 and 27 yards respectively.

New Orleans outgained Carolina 617-301 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 33-21 by the Saints.

Carolina lost the time of possession battle 34:34/25:26, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.