Found October 10, 2011 on Chicks in the Huddle:
Division rivals always play each other tough. No matter the records, no matter on whose turf they’re playing, one should never expect a matchup between division rivals to be easy for either team. They know each other too well. Each team wants it too bad. In essence, division rivalry games make for the very best football games. On Sunday, when the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers faced off in Charlotte, one thing became overwhelmingly clear; The Saints and Panthers aren’t just your average rivals. These guys hate each other…bitterly. They “wouldn’t piss on Steve Smith to put a fire out” hate each other. They “would poke a hole in the last life raft if they saw Jimmy Graham drowning” hate each other. There is no love lost…and it makes for some damn good football! When the Saints took the early 10-0 lead, I knew I’d be a fool to get excited. After all, the Panthers’ offense has some weapons and the Saints’ defense is well, the Saints’ defense. The potential threat for

Game Grades: Saints at Panthers

The Panthers have fought their way to a 1-4 record. On with the grades… Offense: Once again the Panthers Offense provided a reason for optimism and hope for the future in this rebuilding season. They have gone toe to toe with the league’s top offenses and have held their own. The running game continues to improve as the offensive line is now beginning to gel. I predicted 5 wins...

Brees rallies Saints past Newton, Panthers 30-27

Drew Brees looked every bit like one of the NFL's best passers as he calmly marched the New Orleans Saints downfield for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter.

Halftime blog: Saints 20, Panthers 13

There were plenty of yards and points in the first half of the Panthers-Saints, which was to be expected for the league's second- and third-ranked offenses. The teams combined for 453 yards yards as the Saints led 20-13 after John Kasay's 46-yard field goal as time expired. Kasay, who was the last original Panther when Carolina cut him in July, had a pair of first-half field...

Sproles, Ingram add more punch to Saints

(By Joseph Person, Slowing the Saints juggernautThe Saints found a way to improve one of the NFL's best offenses by signing running back/returner Darren Sproles and drafting former Alabama tailback and Heisman winner Mark Ingram. Sproles, who was in San Diego with Ron Rivera, leads the league in all-purpose yards and is an upgrade from Reggie Bush...

Carolina TE Shockey active

Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey played in Sunday's home game against the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans at Carolina

First quarter blog: Saints 10, Panthers 6Cam Newton got off to a bad start in his first NFC South game, throwing an interception on the first snap from scrimmage.

Buccaneers vs Saints Betting Matchup Report

Oct 16, 4:15 PM | Grass of Raymond James Stadium New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds 4-1TEAM RECORD3-2 A team that lost 48-3 last week opened as just 3.5-point underdogs against the high-powered Saints? Is this an oddsmaker error as New Orleans visits Tampa Bay on the Week 6 NFL odds menu? Maybe, as the Saints are 7-2 ATS in their past nine trips to Tampa,...

Saints' last-second rally sinks Panthers

Drew Brees found Pierre Thomas wide open on the right side for a 6-yard touchdown with 50 seconds left, helping the New Orleans Saints rally past the Carolina Panthers 30-27 on Sunday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be without Gerald McCoy, LeGarrette Blount against New Orleans Saints

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Week 5 Extra Points

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(By Joseph Person, After signing with the Panthers as a free agent, Olindo Mare called the kicker he succeeded in Charlotte - John Kasay, the last player remaining from the Panthers' inaugural season.Kasay was as gracious to Mare as he'd been when Mare was a young kicker breaking into the league in 1997.
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