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Panthers vs. Saints preview, score prediction

Panthers vs. Saints preview, score prediction

"I prepare like every game could be my last or (like) it's a playoff game or I've got something to prove and I've got an edge", he said, per ESPN.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who'd been playing through a right ankle sprain, said he'd told coach Mike Zimmer he'd do whatever he needed to do to get through the Vikings' final three regular season games, knowing a bye would await the Vikings if they won those games.

Defensively, Luke Kuechly and company must limit the New Orleans' ground attack. The biggest key is for the Panthers to get the ground game going.

These two teams know each other well as four of their last five meetings have been decided by one score or less. Since then, backup Case Keenum has excelled under center, and New Orleans' defense finished the regular season 10th in the National Football League in points allowed per game (20.4).

Will the Saints defeat the Panthers for the third time this season or will it be Ron Rivera's club who advances to the next round?

He can't misfire on his first nine passes, throw three picks and post a career-low 31.5 QB rating as he did in a 22-10 loss in Week 17 at Atlanta, in part preventing the Panthers from overtaking the Saints and winning the NFC South.

Well, this season the New Orleans Saints have been running the ball much more than ever, terrorizing the league with the NFL's top running back tandem: Alvin Kamara and former Heisman Trophy victor Mark Ingram.

The Panthers' lone lead in the two regular season games came courtesy of a field goal at the start of the Week 3 matchup. Led by outstanding rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore and a nasty pass rush featuring Cameron Jordan, this version of the Saints has the capacity to make Newton one dimensional and force him to beat them with his arm. They went into Carolina in desperate need of a victory. They will run up against the Panthers defense, which is ranked No. 7 in the league.

"We take pride in being good at stopping the run", Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis said.

"From the midpoint of the season, when (Carolina) got on a roll, you can see the confidence grow with that team". "But the beauty of this is we get another shot, and this time it really means something". Except Newton, whose scrambles and zone-read plays will keep drives alive and allow the Panthers to stay close for awhile. Turner has missed three games with a concussion.

McCoy is one of the better running backs in the game, and this isn't to say that he's a bad road performer for whatever reason.

Saints: DE Trey Henderson (ankle), OL Terron Armstead (thigh) are QUESTIONABLE.

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