New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Prediction, preview, pick to win

FROM FOX NEWS.All the Carolina Panthers who were on the field Sunday stood during the national anthem before the team's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Brees began his post-game news conference Sunday by saying that he didn't agree with President Donald Trump's recent comments about National Football League players, calling them "unbecoming of the office of the President of the United States".

It won't blow anybody out of the water, but against a good defense, the Saints offense made use of its chances and came through. Saints would be up three touchdowns at this point, and that was how the game ended.

Panthers: They travel to New England next Sunday. Additionally, Ted Ginn, Jr. had his first touchdown as a Saint on a handsome 40-yard strike from Brees. "Because this road trip could be seen as a distraction, or we could use it to grow".

Ginn hauled in a 40-yard touchdown catch from Drew Brees on the first drive of the second half to give New Orleans a commanding 24-6 lead.

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin didn't return after suffering a left knee injury on the final play of the first quarter.

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Even star receiver Odell Beckham Jr . "The dimensions of the field were going to be the same", quarterback Matthew Stafford said . So if you are going to come and bash us, don't bash one guy". "We've got to find a way to get better and get better in a hurry".

Carolina Panthers fans are anxious for a breakout game from first round draft pick Christian McCaffrey.

The Panthers did find pay dirt once on Sunday, a three-yard Newton keeper with 1:18 to play in the third quarter. "And obviously, he has disappointed a lot of people", Brees said. I mean, it's time for them to climb out of the hole. "We didn't have enough answers today".

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Benjamin likely will be examined again Monday by team doctors, although a team source said the early signs were encouraging that Benjamin had not re-torn the ACL.

As the new starting tight end after Greg Olsen's injury, Dickson only had one catch for eight yards. Three minutes later, he missed wide left from 56 yards away but that was followed by Newton throwing his third interception of the game. But the defense quickly caved and allowed 10 quick points so that New Orleans went into the locker room down 30-13.

On the other sidelines, a large contingent of Saints, including star running back Adrian Peterson, sat on the bench.

As impressive as Carolina's defensive performance was, their offense struggled against an average Bills' squad. Then Vaccaro intercepted another pass later in the fourth quarter when Carolina had crossed midfield and was threatening to make it a one-score game. The offense sputtered with field goals and punts at the end of nearly every drive, coming in the opposite of clutch when it mattered.