NFL Week 9: Saints vs Panthers Highlights

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 | 0

Saints vs Panthers Highlights

After defeating the previously streaking Green Bay Packers in Week 8, the New Orleans Saints rolled into Charlotte tonight (Thurs., October 30, 2014) to take on the Carolina Panthers in a pivotal showdown for the top spot in the NFC South.

Appearing to settle into his groove, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees drove down the field on the Saints’ opening drive. However, he threw an interception in the red zone off a crazy tipped ball by wide receiver Kenny Stills (courtesy of Vine):

The Panthers failed to score, and Brees turned the ball over again with a fumble on the next drive. But Carolina couldn’t mount any offense for a second time, allowing Brees to take over.

The Saints continued to sputter, punting the ball to Carolina deep into their own territory. But Cam Newton fumbled the ball on the first play of the drive,setting up New Orleans in scoring position.

They capitalized with a 3-yard touchdown by running back Mark Ingram (Vine):

The Panthers couldn’t move the ball, giving Brees another shot late in the first half. He capitalized thanks in large to a huge pass interference call, throwing a 1-yard touchdown to Jimmy Graham to put the Saints up 14-0 with only three seconds left (Vine):

Carolina finally got on the board with their first drive of the third quarter, scoring on an impressive 10-yard run by Newton (Vine):

The Saints made it 21-7 on their next possession, scoring on a 1-yard jump by Brees on fourth and goal (Vine):

The Panthers got a big gain but could only muster a field goal on the next drive.

New Orleans then ate up a bunch of yards and time with a 13-play drive capped off by Ingram’s second touchdown of the night (Vine):

New Orleans held on to win by a final score of 28-10 and earn sole possession of first place in the NFC South.

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