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NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees made more NFL history, but so did the Saints' defense in an undesirable way, and the Carolina Panthers rallied to a 44-38 victory Sunday.
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards, including touchdown runs of 54 and 12 yards, for Carolina (7-9), which has won four straight. His 65-yard gain set up the first of three 1-yard scoring runs by Mike Tolbert.
Brees passed for 396 yards, giving him 5,177 this season. That makes him the first player to eclipse 5,000 yards three times. His four TD passes gave him 43 in 2012, and he's the first player with 40 TD passes in consecutive seasons.
The Saints (7-9) also gave up 530 yards, raising their season total to 7,042 to break the old record of 6,793 allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.
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DeAngelo Williams wants to remain in Carolina.
The Panthers' all-time leading rusher said despite getting benched in Week 7 and not playing a major role on offense for most of the season he hopes to return for an eighth year in Carolina.
''I signed a five-year contract, so that in itself lets you know I want to be back,'' Williams said.
But Williams, who turns...
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams had his best game of the season with 210 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries Sunday against the Saints.Fantasy Spin:Williams finished the season strong with 445 rushing yards, 139 receiving yards and four
touchdowns in his final five games, and it could have been even better if he
didn't have a 70-plus yard touchdown called back last week.
NEW ORLEANS - Cam Newton kept handing off to DeAngelo Williams on Sunday, and then all he could see was the back of his No. 34 jersey, heading downfield through gaping holes against the worst defense in NFL history. Picking apart what statistically qualifies as the most porous defense in league annals, Williams rushed for a franchise-record 210 yards on 21 carries, and the Carolina...
Tweet At one point it seemed like Drew Brees’ career was over. In 2005, while with the San Diego Chargers, he suffered a torn labrum as well as a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and was facing surgery and extensive rehab. San Diego opted to not re-sign him and [...]
Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 29-of-43 for 396 yards and four touchdowns Sunday against the Panthers.Fantasy Spin:Brees reached 5,000 yards for the second consecutive season and third time in his career and 40 touchdowns for the second straight season with Sunday's effort. He had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 11-1 over the final three games.
Carolina halfback Jonathan Stewart won't be on the field for Sunday's regular season finale against New Orleans.Fantasy Spin:DeAngelo Williams will get the start in Stewart's absence. Williams rushed 14 times for 69 yards and a touchdown against the Saints in a game earlier in the season.
Drew Brees has passed for more than 5,000 yards, making him the only player to do so in a season three times.
The Saints quarterback surpassed the coveted yardage mark with a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. That was also the 41st scoring pass for the season for Brees, the only quarterback to pass for 40 TDs...
NEW ORLEANS -- Picking apart what officially qualifies as the worst defense in NFL history, DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries and the Carolina Panthers rolled up 530 yards in total offense and scored 28 consecutive second-half points to points to defeat the New Orleans Saints 44-38 Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Panthers' offensive output added...
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are about to close the book on a season that may forever be defined by the word ''bounty.'' They want to do it by avoiding the ''losing team'' label, even if the playoffs are out of reach.
The Panthers had no such scandal overshadowing their season, only the disappointment of failing to reach expectations that...
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Sean Payton and the Saints agreed to a new contract, and reports say it will make him the highest-paid coach in the league.
There are some things Drew Brees can do nothing about and defense is one of them.
Just how bad was the New Orleans Saints defense this season? The last-ranked defense has now allowed more yards in a season than any defense in NFL history.
By allowing 287 yards in the first half against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17, they passed the 1981 Baltimore Colts.
Only twice this season...
Quarterbacks Passing Yards Three quarterbacks can reach 5,000 yards in week 17o Drew Brees needs 219 yardso Matthew Stafford needs 305 yardso Tony Romo needs 315 yardsPassing TD’s Drew Brees needs 1 td to reach 40 on the year.Running Backs Rushing Yards Adrian Peterson needs 102 yards to hit 2,000 on the year.o He needs 208 to...
Losing sucks. While the offense scored a healthy 31 points and were helped out by a pick 6, they were not totally immune from blame. The balance was piss poor (43 passes to 18 rushes) and lack of execution in the 1st and 3rd quarter allowed long stretches for their opponent to dig in. Still, in a perfect world they did enough to win with even a marginal defense. Oh well, hopefully...