Carolina Panthers Travel to New Orleans for Tilt with Saints

The Carolina Panthers travel to New Orleans, La., on Sunday, Nov. 24 to face the 8-2 New Orleans Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers lead the all-time series 25-23, winning at the Superdome in December of last year, but the Saints have won the last three of four games and are highly favored to win this game as well with an 82.8 percent win probability.

Carolina Panthers Notables

The Panthers have posted an average of 346.6 offensive yards and 362 defensive yards so far this season. Quarterback Kyle Allen has thrown 175 of 284 completed passes for 1,923 yards, 10 touchdowns, and nine interceptions for an 80.2 rating. MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey has 199 carries for 1,059 yards and 11 touchdowns so far this season, and D.J. Moore has recorded 62 receptions for 779 yards and one touchdown. Mario Addison leads the team with eight sacks, and both James Bradberry and Donte Jackson have three interceptions so far this season. Rookie Joey Slye has completed 21 of 23 extra points and 17 of 23 field goal attempts.


In the game last week against the Falcons, Allen posted a career-high 325 pass yards last week and is going for his third game in a row with 300 or more yards. In the last meeting between the teams, he had three touchdowns versus no interceptions for a 111.3 rating.

McCaffrey has broken records almost every game this season, even in the huge loss last week. He posted 191 scrimmage yards and 11 receptions last week and is going for his fifth game in a row with 140 or more scrimmage yards and his sixth game in a row with a rushing touchdown. McCaffrey has recorded seven career games with 10 or more catches, which is the most in the league’s history. He is the first player with 1,000 or more rushing yards and 500 or more receiving yards in his teams’ first 10 games of the season.

Wide receiver D.J. Moore recorded eight receptions for 95 yards in Week 10 and is aiming for his fourth game in a row with seven or more catches and 90 or more receiving yards. Moore is one of two NFC wide receivers with seven or more receptions in six games so far this season. (Michael Thomas is the other.)

Curtis Samuel has recorded four touchdowns in his last five games and posted a receiving touchdown in the last meeting. Tight end Greg Olsen has 37 catches for 462 yards and three touchdowns in the last five games against New Orleans.


Linebacker Luke Kuechly has posted eight or more tackles in his the last five of six games against the Saints, and after he records 10 more tackles, Kuechly will have an eighth consecutive season with 100 or more tackles.

Mario Addison recorded a sack and a forced fumble last week against the Falcons and is aiming for his third game in a row at New Orleans with a sack. In his last five games against the Saints, Addison has posted five sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery.

In last week’s game, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy also posted a sack. Vernon Butler has recorded four sacks and three forced fumbles in the last four games on the road. Rookie Brian Burns has posted a sack in the last two of three games against a divisional opponent, and Donte Jackson has recorded six pass deflections and three interceptions in his last five games.

New Orleans Saints Notables 

The Saints come into Week 11 following a divisional win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10 and have put up an average of 364 defensive yards and 318.3 defensive yards per game this season. Drew Brees, who was out six weeks with a thumb injury, has completed 129 of 171 completed passes for 1,296 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions for a rating of 104.8. Alvin Kamara, who also missed a few weeks with an ankle injury, has recorded 104 carries for 472 yards and a touchdown. Michael Thomas has 94 receptions for 1,141 yards and five touchdowns. Cameron Jordan leads the team with nine-and-a-half sacks and Marcus Williams leads with four interceptions. Will Lutz has connected on 23 of 24 extra points and 21 of 25 field goal attempts.


Brees passed for 228 yards and three touchdowns plus zero interceptions for a 122.4 rating in Week 10. In his last games at home versus Carolina, he has for 2,349 passing yards and 22 touchdowns plus five interceptions for a 109.6 rating and has had a 100-plus rating in nine of his past 10 games at home.

Kamara had 122 scrimmage yards and 10 catches last week against Tampa Bay. In his last game versus Carolina, he recorded 103 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown. Kamara is going for his fourth game in a row against the Panthers with a rushing touchdown.

Running back Latavius Murray has posted four touchdowns in his last four games. Tight end Jared Cook posted a receiving touchdown last week and has had a touchdown catch in the past three of four games.

Michael Thomas recorded eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown last week and is going for his fourth in a row at home with ten or more receptions and 100 or more yards. Thomas is the first player in NFL history with 90 or more receptions in each of his first four season. He leads the NFL with 94 receptions, which is the most by a player in the first 10 games of a season in league history. In the last two of three games at home against the Panthers, Thomas has at least one receiving touchdown.


Defensive end Cameron Jordan posted 1.5 sacks in Week 11 and has seven-and-a-half sacks in his last six games. Jordan has 34-and-a-half sacks since 2017, which is the third most in that time. Demario Davis posted a career-high four pass deflections last week while safety Vonn Bell had his first interception of the season in Week 11 and is the only player this season with at least four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Bell is one of two defensive backs in the league with five or more sacks and five or more forced fumbles since 2017. Marcus Williams posted a 55-yard interception touchdown last week, which was his first career touchdown and his aiming for his third game in a row two or more pass deflections and an interception. Williams also is tied in NFC for the lead with four interceptions.

Game Information:

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Location: New Orleans, La.

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET



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