3 winners and 3 losers from Panthers win vs. the Saints in Week 2
New Orleans Saints offense
It’s hard to name another Carolina Panthers loser so it’s gotta be the New Orleans Saints offense since it was basically inept on Sunday.
In total, New Orleans was held to just 128 total yards, six first downs, and seven points.
It’s not often that we’ve seen the Saints’ offense struggle so much since Drew Brees has been the quarterback. But Sunday’s game could be the first of many such games with Jameis Winston now under center.
Carolina sacked Winston four times for a loss of 31 yards and allowed a mere 48 rushing yards to New Orleans. Star running back Alvin Kamara was limited to five yards on eight attempts and 25 receiving yards on four receptions.
The Saints got their lone touchdown in the third quarter but couldn’t do much else, averaging just three yards per play.
In comparison, the Panthers had 28 first down completions compared to New Orleans’ six.
The Saints had to have left this game shaken up, especially considering they were riding on the crest of a wave following their exceptional Week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers. However, it’s now back to the drawing board for Sean Payton and New Orleans ahead of their next contest.