Recap - Saints Defeat Carolina 31-13

Recap - Saints Defeat Carolina 31-13

Drew Brees scorched the Panthers defense for 4 TDs as New Orleans defeated Carolina 31-13 on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 47.5.

Darren Sproles rushed for 38 yards, while Pierre Thomas added 14 yards in the win. Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham added 125 and 58 receiving yards respectively.

DeAngelo Williams rushed for 52 yards for Carolina, while Cam Newton added 48 yards. Cam Newton threw for 160 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Steve Smith and Greg Olsen had 49 and 40 yards respectively.

New Orleans outgained Carolina 373-239 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-16 by the Saints.

Carolina led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:27/27:33 split in that important category.

New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Rams. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.