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).
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