Found September 15, 2012 on The Who Dat Report:
Since I don’t have time to write my own, here are the game previews I’m reading this week: Pro Football Focus: 3 to Focus On: Although Drew Brees (+1.7) graded positively in Week 1, his performance was not what we have come to expect from the NFL’s new single-season passing yards record holder. He completed his lowest percentage of passes since 2006, struggled to find any rhythm in the passing game, and failed to get a first down on six different drives. Brees finished with two interceptions, and if not for butter fingers on the Washington defense, that total could easily have been four or five. How the Saints’ QB handles Carolina’s pass rush will be key; he was pressured on 35.2% of dropbacks against the Redskins, completing only 35.3% of his passes on those plays. Meanwhile, Carolina managed 15 QB disruptions and was able to pressure Josh Freeman on 46.4% of his dropbacks. PFF’s recap of last week’s game is worth reading, too. Mike Tanier at Sports on Earth is a bit l...

Drew Brees Tops 300 Yards in Tough Loss To Carolina

New Orleans QB Drew Brees surpassed 300 yards passing for the second week in a row but he also chucked a pair of interceptions as the Saints fell to the Panthers 35-27 on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Brees has now thrown four picks in his last two games and carries a completion percentage of 54.5 for the season. Clearly Sean Payton's absence is having an effect on the 12-year veteran.

Cam Newton Bounces Back in Upset Win Over Saints

Quarterback Cam Newton recorded 253 through the air and ran for another 71 yards on the ground to lift Carolina to an upset victory over New Orleans on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:After struggling in the season opener, Newton was back to his electrifying self Sunday against the Saints, dazzling the crowd with a stunning 40-yard run in the first quarter before adding a five-yard rushing score...

Cam Newton ressurects Carolina's offense

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers collapsed late on defense, while the Carolina Panthers hung 35 on a staggering New Orleans squad.

Week 2 NFL Preview: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Another weekend, another chance for me to praise a franchise I could care less about if they were to remove one single player. That’s right, TSHQ, as you should know by now my Cam Newton love knows zero bounds. Since the first time I saw him dominate at Auburn I became a fan. Guy just does it all. After Week 1′s embarassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Newton is going to...

Carolina Panthers: Three Things To Watch vs. Saints

I'm sure you haven't forgotten (and if you have, the national media will remind you) that the Saints had a bounty program implemented in previous seasons on certain quarterbacks to get them to play harder and in some cases, dirtier.There were many quarterbacks on their list to go after, one of them named Cam Newton. Last year the Panthers lost to the Saints in Week 5 of...

Panthers claim bounty on Saints

Cam Newton talked all week about how much better the Carolina Panthers were on offense then they showed in their season opener. He proved it on Sunday.

Fantasy Football Week 2: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints @ Carolina PanthersNew Orleans:  Well, the season without offensive guru Sean Payton didn’t start out as planned, as the Saints ended up getting run over by the RGIII hype train in their own backyard.  Drew Brees started out slow, but ended up with his fairly standard good numbers as the Saints staged a furious comeback that fell just short.Now, Brees and the...

Panthers look to duplicate RG3's effort vs. Saints

Still stinging from the thrashing they took from Robert Griffin III, the New Orleans Saints have turned to their attention toward defending another dual threat quarterback in Carolina's Cam Newton. Like Griffin Newton is capable of breaking down a defense with his feet as well as his arm, and presents many of the same challenges for the Saints the Washington rookie did. Saints...

NFL Week 2 MVP Awards: Philadelphia Eagles, Cam Newton Earn Honors

Week 2 done, with as little as three upsets recorded this time around. On the side, there was one bitter handshake between two coaches who really had no beef. Another couple of Michael Vick turnovers, a botched field goal by one of the league’s best boots, and a bunch of missed calls that probably made Jay Cutler’s face swirl even more. The best part of Week 2 though, was more...

Saints Nation: Saints' Offensive Player Grades @ Panthers

Give the Saints' offense credit, they at least cleaned up the two major things the plagued them a week ago. Those are staying committed to the run, which Pete Carmichael Jr. did even when it would have been easy to abandon it given the way the game was going, and limiting penalties (the Saints had two penalties all game, only one of which was offensive). Unfortunately for...

Carolina Panthers: Most Loved and Hated Players

Arguably the most loved player for the Carolina Panthers is quarterback Cam Newton. I say arguably simply because there is the grizzled veteran wide receiver Steve Smith or running back(s) DeAngelo Williams and/or Jonathan Stewart.Heck, I would even say that the brazen predictions of center Ryan Kalil at least earn him honorable mention status amongst the Panther faithful. I mean...

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Week 2 NFL Preview

Chuck Cook/US Presswire Most people would have bet the house that DeAngelo Williams and Cam Newton would have combined for more than three yards! However, Newton and Williams only ran it 11 times for three yards and it was painful to watch as the Tampa Bay Bucs absolutely dominated them up front. The New Orleans Saints were obliterated up front as well, running for just 32 yards...

Panthers-Saints report card

CHARLOTTE, NC -- The Carolina Panthers turned an ugly start and 13-7 deficit, that should have been greater, into a 35-27 victory Sunday over NFC South foe New Orleans and in the process restored the good vibe that permeated the franchise in the preseason. The Panthers had some rough moments, especially in the first quarter-plus of the contest. But Carolina found itself and surged...
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