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GAMEDAY BLOG | Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints

Panthers fall to the Saints 27-24, they are now 3-4 on the season.

(Editor's Note: The attached video is from a previous story.) 

A key NFC South matchup is on tap Sunday when the Carolina Panthers travel to face the New Orleans Saints. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers enter Sunday's game with a 3-3 record, while the Saints are a half-game ahead in the division standings at 3-2. But for either the Panthers or the Saints to gain any ground on division-leading Tampa Bay, a victory in the Big Easy is a must. 

Carolina came up short against the Chicago Bears this past Sunday, 23-16. Mike Davis remains the starting running back as he continues to fill in for the injured Christian McCaffrey (ankle). Davis had 52 rushing yards and his second rushing TD of season last week. Robby Anderson had four catches for 77 yards last week. He has 100-plus receiving yards in two of his three road games this season

Teddy Bridgewater, now starting for Carolina, won all five of his starts for New Orleans last year. He passed for 1,384 yards and nine TDs vs. two INTs for a 99.1 rating in nine games with the Saints. Bridgewater has 300-plus passing yards in two of his three road starts in 2020. The Saints are fourth worst in the NFL in passing touchdowns allowed, with 11 on the season. Shaq Thompson has seven-plus tackles in three of his past four meetings with the Saints. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 

3:47 p.m. Saints win, 27-24 in a close game! Panthers now 3-4 on the season. 

3:41 p.m. Panthers miss the field goal to tie the game back up! Score still 27, 24 Saints. 

3:26 p.m. Saints preparing for a 43-yard field goal attempt. It's good! Saints back on top 27-24. 

3:10 p.m. Panthers score! The game is now tied up at 24-24! WHAT A GAME!

3:04 p.m. Panthers now looking to respond and get some points on the board. 

3:00 p.m. Saints back on the board with a field goal! Score now Saints 24, Panthers 17 

2:52 p.m. Panthers not able to capitalize off the drive, Saints now moving the ball nicely looking to score. 

2:37 p.m. Panthers looking good moving the ball down the field after halftime! 

2:20 p.m. Your score at the half Panthers 17, Saints 21.  

2:18 p.m. Saints are able to punch in another touchdown with 2 seconds left in the second quarter. 

2:08 p.m. Another TD for DJ Moore. This time from 12 yards out. The Panthers take the lead 17-14.

1:54 p.m. Sack fumble forced by Brian Burns! Panthers recover and will start near mid-field. 

1:48 p.m. Saints take over on their own 16-yard line. After a defensive holding giving the Saints a first down, Alvin Kamara breaks a big run. Saints are now in Panthers territory. 

1:44p.m. The second play of the drive. Teddy Bridgewater to DJ Moore for a 74-yard touchdown for the Panthers! 14-10 Saints lead it with close to 11 minutes left in the first half. 

1:38 p.m. Drew Brees QB sneak for a Saints 1 yard Touchdown. Saints lead 14-3

1:32 p.m. End of the 1st quarter, Saints ball on the Panthers 30 yard line. 

1:29 p.m. What a run! Saints moving the ball down the field looking to score again. 

1:28 p.m. Saints now taking over for their second drive. 

1:24 p.m. Panthers on the board! Score now Saints 7, Panthers 3 

1:23 p.m. Panthers now facing another 3rd and long. Couldn't convert this time. Joey Slye now attempting a field goal. It's GOOD! 

1:21 p.m. Panthers now facing 3rd and 8. What a catch by Curtis Samuel! First down! 

1:18 p.m. First down after pass to Anderson! So for so good for Panthers. 

1:17 p.m. Great run by Mike Davis. 7-yard gain. 

1:16 p.m. Score now 7-0 Saints. Panthers will now start their opening drive. 

1:12 p.m. What a catch by Jared Cook to get the Saints on the board! Touchdown.

1:09 p.m. Saints currently moving the ball down the field on their opening drive. 

1:08 p.m. WFMY's Luke Lyddon is looking for a Panthers win today! 

1:00 p.m. VOTE! Who do you think wins today?