Panthers at Saints NFL Week 14 Capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-8-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-7)

SERIES

PANTHERS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER 20-19
STREAKS 3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 3-4 Payton: 8-7
LAST WEEK L 31-13 at Vikings W 35-32 at Steelers
LAST GAME 10/30/14: Saints 28 at Panthers 10. New Orleans RB Mark Ingram rushes 30 times for 100 yards & 2 TDs. Saints TE Jimmy Graham adds 7 catches for 83 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/8/13: Saints 31, Panthers 13. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 30 of 42 passes for 313 yards & 4 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston & Graham each record 2 receiving TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dave Sims, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 117 (Car.), 140 (NO). XM: 227 (NO).

STATS

PASSING Newton: 213-368-2586-13-11-78.9 Brees: 344-489-3748 (1C)-27 (2C)-11-101.7 (3C)
RUSHING Stewart: 96-408-4.3-2 Ingram: 172-767-4.5-6
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 61-778-12.8-5
  1. Graham (TE): 65-670-10.3-9
OFFENSE 328.9 430.3 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE -3 -7
DEFENSE 360.3 390.5
SACKS Johnson: 6 Galette: 7
INTs Harper: 3 Vaccaro, White: 2
PUNTING Nortman: 45.4 Morstead: 46.3
KICKING Gano: 82 (22/22 PAT; 20/24 FG)
  1. Graham: 87 (36/37 PAT; 17/18 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has won 7 of past 10 division starts…In past 10 vs. NO, RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has rushed for 999 yards (99.9 per game) & 8 TDs. Has 2 of 3 best rush days vs. NO: 210 yards (12/30/12) & 178 yards (12/28/08). RB JONATHAN STEWART has 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in 11 meetings…WR KELVIN BENJAMIN ties for NFL rookie lead with 8 rec. TDs. Rookie WR PHILLY BROWN aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. TE GREG OLSEN needs 22 rec. yards for 3rd consecutive 800-yard season. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY had season-long 47-yard catch in Week 9 vs NO…LB LUKE KUECHLY had career-high 2 sacks last week. Has 56 tackles (14 per game) & INT in past 4 meetings. Since entering NFL in 2012, leads league with 445 tackles. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 3.5 sacks in past 4 meetings. Had sack & FF in Week 9. Has sack in 6 of past 8 & aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB THOMAS DAVIS has 20 tackles & INT in past 2 vs. NO. DT DWAN EDWARDS had sack & INT in Week 9, only career game with sack & INT…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has 129.8 rating in past 3 at home vs. Car. Has 300+ yards, 4+ TDs & 100+ rating in all 3. In past 20 at home, has 6,654 yards (332.7 per game), 61 TDs, 14 INTs & 114.5 rating. Had 5 TDs & 0 INTs last week, his NFL-record 7th game with 5+ TDs & 0 INTs…RB MARK INGRAM rushed for 100 yards & 2 TDs in Week 9. Since Week 8, leads NFL in rushing (608 yards)…TE JIMMY GRAHAM aims for 7th in row vs. Car. with TD. Has 7 TDs in past 6 meetings. Has 16 TDs in past 15 at home. Since 2011, leads NFL TEs with 335 catches, 4,177 yards & 45 TDs. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 21 catches for 322 yards (107.3 per game) & 6 TDs in past 3 home meetings. Aims for 4th in row vs. Car. at home with 2+ TD catches. WR KENNY STILLS had 5 catches for 162 yards & TD last week…LB JUNIOR GALETTE has 6 sacks in past 3 meetings, incl. 2 sacks & FF in Week 9 when he was named NFC Defensive Player of Week. Has 13 sacks in past 14 at home. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 6 sacks in past 6 vs. Car. Has 18.5 sacks in past 27.


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