Carolina Panthers (6-7) vs New Orleans Saints (11-2)
Last meeting: Jan 7, 2018—Panthers 26 Saints 31
Regular season series: Panthers lead 24-22
Postseason series: Saints lead 1-0
These key plays swung momentum and decided the Panthers 12-9 home loss against the New Orleans Saints, putting Carolina’s record at 6-8.
The Carolina Panthers put forth a valiant effort to keep their playoff hopes alive, but sadly they shot themselves in the foot too many times to keep the dream alive.
The Panthers lose their sixth straight game and fall to 6-8 on the season.
The Panthers are fortunate to have Short available against a formidable Saints offense on Monday Night Football.
I’m surprised it’s not larger. How about you?
But this Sunday probably will be
Graham Gano will miss his second straight game since suffering a knee injury.
The Panthers defense has been struggling, and now they’re tasked with slowing down one of the league’s most potent offenses.
There’s a chance the Panthers are in a very dire situation on the offensive line heading into a critical divisional matchup on Monday night.
The Saints have the best run defense in the NFL, but the Panthers will have to run to win.