The Carolina Panthers return home in Week 3, hosting the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers enter the week 0-2 after losing in Metlife Stadium to the New York Giants 19-16. Carolina has dropped their first two games by a combined score of five points. New Orleans comes into the matchup with a record of 1-1 after falling to a divisional foe, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 20-10 in Week 2.
This will mark the first divisional matchup for Carolina and third for the Saints, who open the 2022 season facing all three divisional opponents in consecutive weeks. The Panthers have faced the Saints more than any other fran- chise in team history. This will be the 56 meeting between the two teams. The Saints hold a lead in the all-time series 29-26.
- Defensive end Brian Burns lead the Panther pass rush and tied a career game-high with 2.0 sacks and four quarterback hits in week two. Burns needs just one sack to pass Thomas Davis (28.0) for eighth all-time in franchise history.
- Linebacker Frankie Luvu tied recorded a new career- highs with four tackles for loss and a game-leading 10 combined tackles against the Giants. His four tackles for loss now put him tied atop of the league after the early set of games in Week Two.
- Versus New York, running back Christian McCaffrey went over the century-mark, compiling 102 rushing yards on 15 carries McCaffrey also hauled in four catches for 26 yards, total- ing 128 scrimmage yards on the day.
- Quarterback Baker Mayfield had a touchdown pass and zero interceptions last week. He dad two touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush) and one interception in his week-one home start versus Cleveland.
- Safety Xavier Woods had 10 tackles in week two and is one of three defensive backs (Jonathan Owens & Marcus Williams) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st two weeks.
- Carolina Panthers defense only allowed 162 passing yards last week vs the Giants. Opposing quarterbacks have not reached 200 passing yards in a game this season.
- Since the start of the 2021 season, the Panthers defense has the second-most games (13) of not allowing an opponents to pass for at least 200 yards, behind the Buffalo Bills (14).
- Punter Johnny Hekker placed four of his five punts inside the 20 yard line. The four punts resulted in starting field positions for the Giants of their own 11, 15, 10 and 9 yard lines. Hekker four punts inside the 20-yard line is tied for the second-most in the NFL behind Giants’ punter Jamie Gillian (5).
About New Orleans
- Quarterback Jameis Winston has nine touchdowns versus interceptions for a 103.4 rating in his past four road starts. He has 100+ rating in six of his past seven road starts versus the NFC South.
- Running back Alvin Kamara has 803 scrimmage yards (114.7 per game) and five touchdowns (3 rec., 2 rush) in his past seve on road. He had 100 scrimmage yards (68 rec., 32 rush) and a touchdown catch in these team’s last meeting. He has four rushing touchdowns in four career games at Carolina.
- Running back Mark Ingram rushed for 60 yards last week. He has 534 scrimmage yards (89 per game) and three rushing touchdowns in his past six at Carolina and aims for his 7th in row at Car. with 70+ scrimmage yards.
- Wide receiver Michael Thomas had a team-high six catches for 65 yards and a receiving touchdown in week two. He is one of five wide receivers with five+ receptions and a touchdown catch in each of the first two weeks. He has five+ catches in three of his four career games at Carolina.
- Wide receiver Jarvis Landry had 111 scrimmage yards (57 rec., 54 rush) and two touchdowns (1 rec., 1 rush) in his last game versus Carolina (12/9/18 w/ Cle.). He had one receiving touchdown in his only career game at Carolina (11/13/17 w/ Mia.) and aims for his 3rd in row versus Carolina with a touchdown.
- Wide receiver Chris Olave (rookie) had five catches for team-high 80 yards in Week 2.
- Defensive end Cameron Jordan had eight tackles and 3.5 sacks in last meeting and aims for his 3rd in row versus Carolina with a tackle for a loss.
- Panthers WR Terrace Marshall Jr. is a native of Bossier City, LA and attended Parkway HS. Marshall went on to play his collegiate years at LSU from 2018- 2020.
- Panthers offensive line coach James Campen played collegiate football at Tulane University from 1982-1986.
- Panthers CB Donte Jackson is from Metoirie, LA and attended Riverdale HS. He went on to play at LSU from 2015-2017.
- Panthers TE Stephen Sullivan is a native of Donaldsonville, LA and attended Donaldsonville HS. He went on to play at LSU from 2016-2019.
- Panthers S Xavier Woods is from Monroe, LA and went to West Monroe HS. He then went on to play collegiate football at Louisana Tech from 2013-2016.
- Saints OL James Hurst played collegiate football at North Carolina from 2010-2013.
- Saints FB Adam Prentice played for South Carolina from 2017-2020.
- Saints DT Kentavius Street is a native of Greenville, SC and attended J.H. Rose HS. He went on to play at North Carolina State from 2014-2017.
- Saints defensive tackle Shy Tuttle is a native of Welcome, NC and attended North Davidson High School.
- Saints area scout C.J. Leak played two years of college football at Wake Forest.
Panthers vs Saints
ALL-TIME SERIES: 55 total matchups | New Orleans leads the series 29-26
LAST REGULAR SEASON GAME: 1/2/22 | New Orleans 18 vs Carolina 10
SERIES RECORD AT VENUE: New Orleans leads the series in Charlotte 14-13
SERIES STREAK: New Orleans has won six of the last eight matchups
How to Watch
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET FOX – Dan Hellie, Matt Millen, Lindsay Czarniak
Live Stream: Panthers.com
Radio: WRFX 99.7FM in Charlotte market; On The Call: Anish Shroff, Jake Delhomme, Luke Kuechly, Kristen Balboni, Jim Szoke