Rivalry again! The Carolina Panthers will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints on Sunday. Carolina played their last game on Thanksgiving and beat the Cowboys 33-14. Their record improved to 11-0, and they are in first place in NFC South. The Saints just played the Texans and lost 24-6. They have fallen to 4-7 and are fourth in NFC South.
Cam Newton leads the Panthers in passing. He has thrown for 2,466 yards this season, completing 190 out of 332 passes. Newton has 20 touchdowns on the season.
Jonathan Stewart leads Carolina in rushing. Stewart has carried the ball 211 times for a total of 832 yards. He averages almost four yards per carry and has four touchdowns this year.
Greg Olsen is the team’s number-one receiver this year. Olsen has caught 53 passes this year for 788 yards. He averages 14.9 yards per catch and has six touchdowns on the season.
Drew Brees is New Orleans’ leading passer. He has completed 282 out of 414 passes this year for 3,200 yards. Brees has 20 touchdowns this season.
Mark Ingram leads the team in rushing. Ingram has carried the ball 154 times for 713 yards. He averages over four yards per carry and has five touchdowns this year.
Brandin Cooks is the number-one receiver on the Saints. Cooks has caught 55 passes this season for a total of 736 yards. He currently averages 13.4 yards per catch and has six touchdowns this year.
For this game I’m picking the Panthers. They just came off a great win on the road, so who says they can’t do it again? Cam Newton is on fire and his team is reaping the benefits.