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So.....

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Old 12-29-2019, 11:07 AM   #13
 
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The New Orleans Saints are all in for the win Sunday against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Thatís the approach Coach Sean Payton and players said theyíre taking, and there isnít much reason not to believe them, since the Saints (12-3) are hoping to maneuver into position to claim the No. 1 or 2 seed in the NFC. The best way to do that is for New Orleans, currently the 3 seed, to take care of business against Carolina (5-10).
Possibly, here are a few helpful hints to keep the Saints on that path:
The Saintsí offense is cookiní. In the last six games, New Orleans is averaging 35.3 points per game and in the last eight games, Drew Brees is completing 75.7 percent of his passes, for 289.8 yards per game and 22 touchdowns, with two interceptions. Brees may get a boost this week; starting guards Andrus Peat and Larry Warford are poised to return to the lineup. That said, Carolina still leads the league in sacks (52) and the Panthers will apply pressure. Brees was sacked twice by the Panthers the first game this season, but he completed 30 of 39 passes and threw three touchdowns. If heís clean, so is the Saintsí offense.
The Michael Thomas-Jared Cook, 1-2 punch really has begun to pay dividends for the Saints. Thomas, the NFL single-season record holder with 145 receptions entering Sunday, has 72 catches for 813 yards and five touchdowns in the last seven games. In that same span, Cook has 26 catches for 493 yards and six scores. Each is a mismatch in his own right, so keep an eye on both Sunday.
The Panthers havenít made it a secret that they intend to feed running back Christian McCaffrey the ball in their finale. Why not? Heís Carolinaís most potent offensive weapon and has had an absurdly productive season: 278 carries for 1,361 yards (second most in the league) and 14 touchdowns, and 109 catches for 933 yards and four touchdowns. Heís about as close to being a one-man gang as there is in the NFL. The Saints had a few slip-ups finding him in the previous game, when McCaffrey totaled 133 yards and two touchdowns on 31 touches. New Orleans has to make another Panther take over.
The Panther that the Saints want to test, obviously, would be rookie quarterback Will Grier. Heíll be making his second NFL start, and his first one wasnít glorious: 27 of 44 for 224 yards and no touchdowns, with three interceptions and he was sacked five times in a 38-6 loss to Indianapolis. The Saintsí defense has shown its own ability to get to the quarterback (49 sacks, tied for third-most in the league) and New Orleans really needs to pressure Grier because itíll be operating with a banged-up secondary. Safeties Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams and cornerback Eli Apple Ė all starters Ė wonít play in this one. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, P.J. Williams, Patrick Robinson and Janoris Jenkins all chipped in against Tennessee to help offset the losses; those four, and more, will need to play as well or better against the Panthers.
This isnít one to sleepwalk into. New Orleans spotted Tennessee a two-touchdown lead before springing to life against the Titans in a 38-28 victory last Sunday. Itís nice to be able to produce that kind of comeback, but itís not a habit the Saints should aspire to form. Plus, a quick lead just might discourage an opponent that already has made its vacation plans.

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Old 12-29-2019, 11:16 AM   #14
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The New Orleans Saints are all in for the win Sunday against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Thatís the approach Coach Sean Payton and players said theyíre taking, and there isnít much reason not to believe them, since the Saints (12-3) are hoping to maneuver into position to claim the No. 1 or 2 seed in the NFC. The best way to do that is for New Orleans, currently the 3 seed, to take care of business against Carolina (5-10).
Possibly, here are a few helpful hints to keep the Saints on that path:
The Saintsí offense is cookiní. In the last six games, New Orleans is averaging 35.3 points per game and in the last eight games, Drew Brees is completing 75.7 percent of his passes, for 289.8 yards per game and 22 touchdowns, with two interceptions. Brees may get a boost this week; starting guards Andrus Peat and Larry Warford are poised to return to the lineup. That said, Carolina still leads the league in sacks (52) and the Panthers will apply pressure. Brees was sacked twice by the Panthers the first game this season, but he completed 30 of 39 passes and threw three touchdowns. If heís clean, so is the Saintsí offense.
The Michael Thomas-Jared Cook, 1-2 punch really has begun to pay dividends for the Saints. Thomas, the NFL single-season record holder with 145 receptions entering Sunday, has 72 catches for 813 yards and five touchdowns in the last seven games. In that same span, Cook has 26 catches for 493 yards and six scores. Each is a mismatch in his own right, so keep an eye on both Sunday.
The Panthers havenít made it a secret that they intend to feed running back Christian McCaffrey the ball in their finale. Why not? Heís Carolinaís most potent offensive weapon and has had an absurdly productive season: 278 carries for 1,361 yards (second most in the league) and 14 touchdowns, and 109 catches for 933 yards and four touchdowns. Heís about as close to being a one-man gang as there is in the NFL. The Saints had a few slip-ups finding him in the previous game, when McCaffrey totaled 133 yards and two touchdowns on 31 touches. New Orleans has to make another Panther take over.
The Panther that the Saints want to test, obviously, would be rookie quarterback Will Grier. Heíll be making his second NFL start, and his first one wasnít glorious: 27 of 44 for 224 yards and no touchdowns, with three interceptions and he was sacked five times in a 38-6 loss to Indianapolis. The Saintsí defense has shown its own ability to get to the quarterback (49 sacks, tied for third-most in the league) and New Orleans really needs to pressure Grier because itíll be operating with a banged-up secondary. Safeties Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams and cornerback Eli Apple Ė all starters Ė wonít play in this one. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, P.J. Williams, Patrick Robinson and Janoris Jenkins all chipped in against Tennessee to help offset the losses; those four, and more, will need to play as well or better against the Panthers.
This isnít one to sleepwalk into. New Orleans spotted Tennessee a two-touchdown lead before springing to life against the Titans in a 38-28 victory last Sunday. Itís nice to be able to produce that kind of comeback, but itís not a habit the Saints should aspire to form. Plus, a quick lead just might discourage an opponent that already has made its vacation plans.

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Wow! we are decimated in the secondary and Carolina will have a week to game plan for our backups and attack their weaknesses.
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Old 12-29-2019, 11:33 AM   #15
 
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The Saints clinch a first-round bye with a win and either a Packers or 49ers loss, and clinch home-field advantage with a win and both a Packers and a 49ers loss. (The Saints can also clinch a bye with a loss, if the 49ers lose and the Packers win.)
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Wonder if we are keeping up with the Detroit score...if it is getting away from them wonder if we pull our starters.
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:06 PM   #19
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I cant think of another season beyond 2011 and this season where we were playing this well in december. It is good news
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I predict the TIGERS

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