Carolina Panthers: The Panthers are coming of a tough road loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday and places them at 1-3 and last place in the division. Nothing would boost QB Cam Newton’s confidence and the team’s morale than to hand the New Orleans Saints a divisional loss.
Newton continues to showcase his passing and running ability in each game. Two scores on Sunday were actually from Newton runs. This is what makes him extremely dangerous to the Saints.
Saints Head Coach Sean Payton expressed that Newton is able to take an 8 yard play and turn it into a 28 yard play. It’s been said as of late that Newton could be on track to break QB Dan Marino’s single season passing record.
Of course, the rookie will be playing a game of cat and mouse combined with chess when he goes up against Saints Defensive Coordinator Greg Williams. Two piece’s that Newton will move on the board is TE Greg Olsen and WR Steve Smith.
Though the Panthers are at home, the Saints are on a streak right now and know how important this division game is as they fight for the number one spot in the NFC South.
My pick for the winner of this game (again): New Orleans Saints
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