New Orleans vs Carolina Recap - Panthers Win 35-27
The Saints were burned by Steve Smith for 104 receiving yards on Sunday as the Panthers picked up a 35-27 win at Bank of America Stadium.
Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 53.5.
Cam Newton completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 253 yards and 1 TD for the Panthers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Pierre Thomas rushed for 110 yards for New Orleans, while Mark Ingram added 53 yards. Drew Brees threw for 325 yards for the Saints, while receivers Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham had 128 and 71 yards respectively.
New Orleans outgained Carolina 486-463 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-23 by the Saints.
Carolina lost the time of possession battle 30:24/29:36, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Kansas City.