1:00 PM ET, October 19, 2008
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
• The Panthers have held opponents to single digits in their past three victories -- 16 points combined.
• Jake Delhomme improved to 7-2 career against the Saints, his former team.
• New Orleans has dropped four straight road games while Carolina has won four straight home games.
• Drew Brees' 300-yard game streak ended at four games as he finished with 231 yards -- his second fewest in a game this season.
-- ESPN research
C Matt Lehr replaced Goodwin for the Saints. "We're a little bit more encouraged with Goodwin's [injury] and a little bit more discouraged with Reggie's," Payton said. ... The Panthers were also without starting C Ryan Kalil (ankle) and RT Jeff Otah (ankle). ... Panthers K John Kasay kicked three field goals and is 14-for-14 on the season.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||5.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||9:44||John Kasay 39 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 50 yds, 5:49
|TD||15:00||Mike Karney, 1 yd run (Taylor Mehlhaff kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 78 yds, 4:20
|TD||10:05||Jonathan Stewart, 18 yd run (John Kasay kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 40 yds, 2:07
|FG||3:33||John Kasay 48 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 31 yds, 2:54
|TD||12:47||Steve Smith Sr., 39 yd pass from Jake Delhomme (John Kasay kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 78 yds, 1:16
|TD||4:04||DeAngelo Williams, 4 yd pass from Jake Delhomme (John Kasay kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 18 yds, 2:55
|FG||2:00||John Kasay 28 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 16 plays, 88 yds, 9:29