The Saints are in first place in the NFC South after a badly-needed road win against the Carolina Panthers, and the Cajun Cannon was very encouraged with the win and the added momentum after the win against Green Bay.
“We have to classify this as a butt-whoopin. Especially in Carolina’s back yard, you win 28-10? Tou shouldn’t be surprised! When you look a the whole game it was 2-1 in a number of categories. Almost 2-1 in total first downs, 27 for Saints, 15 for Carolina, so you talk about sustained drives.. you talk about time of possession, the Saints right at 35 mintues and Carolina only 24. When you look at that and truly break it down, you can say the Saints were in control!”
Bobby had said before the game that the running game was crucial. How did Mark Ingram’s play factor in?
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s been a rough season for the entire NFC South, but that doesn’t make tonight’s matchup between the visiting New Orleans Saints (3-4) and host Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) any less critical. The winner will take sole possession of first place as the division’s only .500 team.
The Saints are the hotter team. They just played their best game of the season four nights ago in a 44-23 rout of the Green Bay Packers, and Carolina has lost two straight. But the Saints are 0-4 on the road this season and 2-10 over their past 12 road games, including the playoffs.
That stretch includes a gut-wrenching last-minute 17-13 loss at Carolina in Week 16 of last season, which ultimately decided the NFC South title.
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Saints win in OT vs. Bucs, 37-31
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) scores on a 15-yard pass in the second quarter during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Sunday, October 5, 2014. (Michael DeMocker, Nola.com / The Times-Picayune)