Originally written on Panthers Locker  |  Last updated 12/28/11
The Carolina Panthers are hot right now as they have won two games in a row and four of their last five.  In their last two games, they have outscored their opponents 76-29!  The Saints have won seven games in a row.  They need a win and a 49ers loss to the Rams to secure the #2 seed in the NFC for the playoffs.  I don’t see the Niners losing to the Rams.  The Saints won the first meeting between these teams 30-27 at Carolina.  Here is a look at the matchups in this game: When the Panthers have the ball:  The Panthers are going to be all systems go against the Saints this weekend.  I look for them to be pretty balanced offensively.  Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams and Cam Newton will likely all take shots at a Saints’ D that is giving up 104.9 yards rushing per game, but 4.9 yards per carry so far this year.  The Saints are giving up 268.0 yards passing per game this year, so look for Cam Newton to attack them down the field with WRs Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell.  Look for TEs...
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