History Dive: New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers

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The Basics

The New Orleans Saints lead the all-time matchups with the Panthers 29-28, but come into this game losing the previous two matchups against Carolina. The Saints have also outscored Carolina in all-time matchups by a score of 1,252 to 1,222.

The debut battle between the Saints and Panthers came in 1995 when the Panthers earned their second win in franchise history at the expense of the Saints by a score of 20-3. Since then, we've seen the Saints go 15-13 at home, 14-14 in Carolina, and a total of just one game that went into overtime.

We've seen 26 games where at least one of the two teams scored 30 or more points and just four games where the winner has scored less than 15 points. We've only seen one shutout (1997) and one playoff matchup between these two teams.

The highest scoring game between the Panthers and Saints was back in 2016 when the teams combined for 79 points. The largest blowout win was 32 points that has occurred three times in the history of the teams.

These teams have faced off 57 times with an average score being 22-21 Saints.

This series is about as even as it gets when we look at NFC South matchups, but now let's take a look at how the Saints have fared against individual players.