Panthers Blasted by Saints, 31-13

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The Panthers were held in check by the Saints, 31-13, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Cam Newton went 22 for 34 for 160 yards passing, one touchdown and no interceptions. Drew Brees ended up going 30 of 42 with 313 yards passing, four touchdowns and no interceptions for the Saints.

DeAngelo Williams gained 52 yards on 13 carries in addition to one reception for 11 yards. Greg Olsen was a leading receiver, hauling in eight passes for 40 yards.

The Carolina defense managed to contain the running game, but could not slow down the passing attack, giving up 69 yards rushing and 313 passing. They sacked Brees two times.

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston had a big game, putting up 125 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Jimmy Graham also put together a noteworthy performance with 58 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

The Panthers host the Jets (6-7) next week while the Saints head to St. Louis to face the Rams (5-8).


Panthers Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
C 74 C. Newton 22 34 160 1 0


Saints Passing Leaders
Grade Name Comp Att Yds TDs Int
A+ 100 D. Brees 30 42 313 4 0


Panthers Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
C+ 78 D. Williams RB 13 52 4.0 0
C 74 C. Newton QB 6 48 8.0 0
- - J. Stewart RB 1 16 16.0 0


Saints Rushing Leaders
Grade Name P Att Yds YdsA TDs
B 84 D. Sproles RB 1 38 38.0 0
C- 72 P. Thomas RB 7 14 2.0 0
- - K. Robinson RB 1 6 6.0 0


Panthers Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
B 85 S. Smith WR 6 49 8.2 1
A 93 G. Olsen TE 8 40 5.0 0
D+ 70 B. LaFell WR 2 22 11.0 0


Saints Receiving Leaders
Grade Name P Rec Yds YdsA TDs
A+ 100 M. Colston WR 9 125 13.9 2
A+ 100 J. Graham TE 6 58 9.7 2
C+ 77 L. Moore WR 3 40 13.3 0