2020 New Orleans Saints Opponent Preview: Carolina Panthers
Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Carolina Panthers.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be a little different.
Here is a look at their Week 6 opponent after looking at their Week 5 opponent, the Los Angeles Chargers.
2019 Season in Review
New Orleans and Carolina are two teams that are enemies.
They are division rivals and play each other at home and away each year. In 2019, the Saints destroyed the Panthers in both games on their way to a 13-3 season. The Panthers were relatively close in one game but blew that chance.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
New Orleans had a stellar offseason with a handful of excellent additions making their team stronger and better all around. The Panthers, on the other hand, added their own set of talent that is new to their offense.
They added multiple 2019 Saints including star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Keith Kirkwood, and Eli Apple. They also added wide receiver Robby Anderson who broke his way out of the New York Jets organization.
The Panthers also added Derrick Brown from Auburn in the draft. they really bolstered their defense using all of their picks on defenders. The Saints might have kept most of their 13-3 team, but the Panthers drastically improved on their 5-11 team.
2020 Matchup Preview
For this first matchup of the season between the two, Carolina is going to come to New Orleans. This is the second divisional game for the Saints after playing the Buccaneers in week one. This is your typical 1:00 pm Sunday game.
While the Panthers might have improved, I am still hedging my bets on the Saints. It will not be as dramatic as a win, but a lowly double-digit win is how New Orleans will take this one.