Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints – Week 3

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CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 17: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers scores a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on November 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 17: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers scores a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd quarter during the game at Bank of America Stadium on November 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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The Carolina Panthers open NFC South divisional play at home on Sunday…

Following an offseason filled with questions, the Carolina Panthers hope to provide some answers against divisional rival New Orleans this week. Two games into the regular season, Carolina is 2-0 but have yet to play their best football.

Now faced with even more uncertainty, the Panthers must find a way to be successful against veteran quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. While their defense has been impressive so far, Brees provides a new test not seen to this point.

Carolina also needs to find a way to move the football without tight end Greg Olsen and behind an offensive line absent their leader Ryan Kalil. Backup Tyler Larsen, who filled in last week, will again handle the duties at center for the Panthers, but how offensive coordinator Mike Shula adjusts to Olsen’s absence will be key.

Following is your one stop access for all Week 3 game action leading up to kickoff at 1:00pm ET.

Panthers Preview, Predictions and How to Watch

More from Cat Crave

How to watch, history, one key matchup, odds and a final score prediction.

Offensive Players to Watch

Three Panthers players worth tuning in and watching closely to see how they perform.

Defensive Players to Watch

Three defensive players to watch and evaluate as the game progresses.

Injury Report

After last week, having anyone listed is a downgrade for their first divisional game.

An Inside Look at the Saints

Five questions with a New Orleans expert on Sunday’s matchup.

Panthers Past Success

Carolina has enjoyed some past success against the New Orleans signal caller.

Next: Week 2 - NFC South Review

New Orleans is backed into a corner after starting the season 0-2 and is looking for their first win in Charlotte on Sunday. While a divisional victory would help, the Panthers hope to continue their winning ways against a struggling Saints defense. Expect a closer than anticipated matchup with Carolina finding a way to earn the win.

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