New Orleans Saints: 3 studs in demolishing win over Carolina Panthers
In a statement win over Carolina, the New Orleans Saints finished out the season 13-3, the same record as the 2009 Super Bowl champions.
The New Orleans Saints routed the Carolina Panthers 42-10 on the final regular-season NFL Sunday football. The Saints ran into Carolina and defeated all hopes they had of an upset.
They got off to a hot start scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter — Alvin Kamara featured both of them. After getting out to a 14-0 lead, the New Orleans Saints did not stop there. They entered the second quarter right where they left off.
A.J. Klein intercepted the Panthers for a 14-yard touchdown bringing the lead to 21-0. Soon after, Drew Brees found Tre’Quan Smith for a 1-yard touchdown. Then, he found Jared Cook for a 21-yard touchdown score.
Entering halftime, the New Orleans Saints had a 35-0 lead. The game could have stopped there, but it did not. The Saints put a halt on the offense and stars entering into the third quarter. Right out of halftime, Taysom Hill scored from 45-yards out on a pass from Drew Brees.
The lead was 42-3 before the Panthers scored a touchdown. In the third quarter, Christian McCaffrey ran from a yard out to score the only Panthers touchdown of the game. The fourth quarter saw no scores on either side — ending the game 42-10.
In a season-ending statement win, here are two studs and one dud.