Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints: Gameday information
Everything you need to know about the Carolina Panthers Week 17 contest.
The Carolina Panthers season ends in the same location as last year but under very different circumstances. Riding a wild card berth into the playoffs, the Panthers faced off against their NFC South divisional rival New Orleans, but an early missed Graham Gano field goal and failed late two-minute drive sent Carolina back home with an early exit after a 31-26 loss.
Fast forward to this season and the Panthers were off to a promising start. Picking up where they left off, despite coaching changes at every coordinator position, Carolina raced to a 6-2 record through the first half. In control of a playoff berth and chasing these same Saints, coach Ron Rivera and his team have not won since.
Losers of seven straight the Panthers have been eliminated from playoff contention, guaranteed another poor record after a winning season and are starting a third-string, undrafted, rookie quarterback in their final game.
Following is everything you need to know in order to prepare for the Panthers final game of the year.
Panthers Preview, Predictions and How to Watch
How, what to watch and a final score prediction for New Orleans and Carolina this week.
Three Panthers players to focus on during the last weekend of regular season football.
Cam Newton struggled down the stretch and was sidelined for the remainder of the 2018 season.
No Win Situation
There is no winner in the decision to sit Newton as the team faced a lose-lose situation.
Undrafted Rookie Free Agent to Start at Quarterback
Kyle Allen receives a rare opportunity, being in the right place at the right time.
New Orleans Saints – 12, Carolina Panthers – 9
The Saints won a surprising defensive battle two weeks ago on Monday night (Week 15).
The Panthers and Saints kickoff is set for 1:00pm ET.