Injuries are catching up with the Carolina Panthers' defense. A unit that was young and thin to begin with has regressed over the last two weeks after making solid strides during a three-game winning streak when it limited opponents to a combined 53 points. Injuries are a big reason why.
Here is a review of how the kids did against New Orleans.
I’ll admit it: I assumed this was a guaranteed Carolina Panthers loss after the New Orleans Saints went up 14-3 in the first quarter. The Panthers struggled down the field on the opening drive while the Saints had their way in everything but the short running game. When they came even close to short, they were generously extended the benefit of the doubt.