Drew Brees passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns without two top receivers and rushed for another score to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 27-24 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Panthers had driven across midfield in the final minutes when Marcus Davenport’s sack of Teddy Bridgewater led coach Matt Rhule to send out kicker Joey Slye for a 65-yard field goal attempt on fourth-and-19. The kick fell just short of the crossbar.
The Saints have an edge in yards and time of possession over the Panthers after the first half of Sunday’s game, but it hasn’t translated to a big edge on the scoreboard. D.J. Moore caught his second touchdown of the second quarter with just over 90 seconds to play in the first half and the [more]
The Panthers briefly held a lead over the Saints but gave up a touchdown with one second to go in the second quarter