The Carolina Panthers return home to face division rival New Orleans on Monday Night Football looking to keep their playoff hopes alive. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.
- The Saints are the most frequent opponent over the franchise’s history, with the Panthers holding a 24-23 edge in the all-time series, including a 12-11 record at home.
- The Panthers are 10-6 on Monday Night Football all-time, including a 5-2 record since 2011 under head coach Ron Rivera. Over that span, Carolina’s win percentage on MNF ranks fourth in the NFL.
- New Orleans won all three match-ups last season, including a 31-26 game in the NFC Wild Card round in New Orleans.
- This is the first time that Carolina and New Orleans have played on Monday Night football.
- With 926 rushing yards and 701 receiving yards, Christian McCaffrey could become just the 10th different player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 rushing yards and 750 receiving yards in a single season.
- Cam Newton passed the 3,000-yard passing mark last week at Cleveland. He has now thrown for over 3,000 yards in each of the first eight seasons of his career, joining Peyton Manning as the only other player to do so.
How to Watch:
Television: ESPN (Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters)
Radio: WBT-AM (1110 AM/99.3 FM in Charlotte)