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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers found offense in various forms after a sluggish opener, grinding past the New Orleans Saints with quarterback Cam Newton becoming the third Carolina player to score a rushing touchdown in a 35-27 victory Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium. Newton also threw for a touchdown as the Panthers avoided an 0-2 start to a season that began with consecutive games against NFC South rivals. The Saints, operating under interim coach Aaron Kromer, fell to 0-2. Quarterback Drew Brees of the Saints threw for 97 first-quarter yards before Carolina's pass rush kicked in and created havoc for the Saints' passing attack. He finished with 325 passing yards, though a first-quarter interception proved crucial. After gaining only 123 yards during the middle two quarters, the Saints put together three significant drives. But a fourth-quarter threat ended inside the Carolina 25 when Brees was stripped of the ball and then misfired after picki...
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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...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers collapsed late on defense, while the Carolina Panthers hung 35 on a staggering New Orleans squad.
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.
While watching the Saints’ defense get dismantled by Cam Newton and the Panthers, I realized I hadn’t had that much fun since that time I was at a construction site and a rusty nail went through my foot. But as painful as it was to watch, I must say I walked away from Sunday’s horrid ordeal with a positive outlook. You see unlike in week 1, this week I was smart enough to...
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.
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...
There were a lot of firsts for the Carolina Panthers in their 35-27 victory against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Ron Rivera and Cam Newton were triumphant over the Saints for the first time since the pair started a new era in Charlotte last season. Newton also rushed for a career-high 71 yards on 13 carries. Charles Godfrey scored a touchdown for the first time in his five...
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...
New Orleans Saints - 27, Carolina Panthers - 35While it looks like it’s time for Saints fans to panic, not so for the fantasy owners of Drew Brees (325 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs). Even when he struggles, Brees is still a pretty good lock for 300+ yards and at least one TD as we saw in this game. We’d still like to see the Saints throttle someone, so luckily Brees and company get...
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...
Another week of regular season, another shocking loss for the New Orleans Saints.Now the only team in the NFC to have gone 0-2, the Saints fell to division rival Carolina on Sunday.The game started off strong, with the Saints appearing to have a much better start than the previous loss to the Washington Redskins.But once Drew Brees threw the mind-boggling interception on the Saints’...
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 the...