Who’s Playing

Carolina @ New Orleans

Current Records: Carolina 3-3; New Orleans 3-2

What to Know

The Carolina Panthers are 2-7 against the New Orleans Saints since October of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Sunday. Carolina and New Orleans will face off in an NFC South battle at 1 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints will be strutting in after a win while Carolina will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Carolina came within a touchdown against the Chicago Bears this past Sunday, but they wound up with a 23-16 loss. Carolina’s only offensive touchdown came from RB Mike Davis.

Most of the squad’s points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed ten. K Joey Slye delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but the Saints ultimately got the result they were hoping for two weeks ago with a 30-27 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. No one had a standout game offensively for New Orleans, but they got scores from QB Drew Brees and TE Jared Cook. Brees ended up with a passer rating of 131.10.

Special teams collected 12 points for New Orleans. K Wil Lutz booted in three field goals, the longest a 53-yarder in the third quarter, which ultimately accounted for the difference in the contest.

Carolina is expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Sunday might want to keep in mind that the squad has never dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Carolina’s loss took them down to 3-3 while New Orleans’ win pulled them up to 3-2. New Orleans has been dynamite on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 30.60 points per game. We’ll see if Carolina can find some way to disarm them.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Saints are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest NFL odds.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

New Orleans have won seven out of their last 11 games against Carolina.

  • Dec 29, 2019 – New Orleans 42 vs. Carolina 10
  • Nov 24, 2019 – New Orleans 34 vs. Carolina 31
  • Dec 30, 2018 – Carolina 33 vs. New Orleans 14
  • Dec 17, 2018 – New Orleans 12 vs. Carolina 9
  • Jan 07, 2018 – New Orleans 31 vs. Carolina 26
  • Dec 03, 2017 – New Orleans 31 vs. Carolina 21
  • Sep 24, 2017 – New Orleans 34 vs. Carolina 13
  • Nov 17, 2016 – Carolina 23 vs. New Orleans 20
  • Oct 16, 2016 – New Orleans 41 vs. Carolina 38
  • Dec 06, 2015 – Carolina 41 vs. New Orleans 38
  • Sep 27, 2015 – Carolina 27 vs. New Orleans 22


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