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4 winners and 2 losers from the Panthers’ 27-24 loss to the Saints

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The Panthers lost a close one to the Saints in Week 7.

The Panthers fell just short of upsetting the Saints in Week 7 yesterday when they lost 27-24 in a closely fought game. While losing a game to a division rival isn’t the most fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon, the Panthers played decently well for the most part. This game was more frustrating than anything because a win was well within the Panthers’ reach if they had just executed in a few...

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Monday Morning Optimist: Honestly, that should have been more than a field goal’s difference

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D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel are threatening to give the Panthers an offense? 2020 is weird!

I’ll admit it: I assumed this was a guaranteed Carolina Panthers loss after the New Orleans Saints went up 14-3 in the first quarter. The Panthers struggled down the field on the opening drive while the Saints had their way in everything but the short running game. When they came even close to short, they were generously extended the benefit of the doubt....

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The Scratching Post: 10/26/20

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Here’s today’s open thread.

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NFL Week 7 Sunday Night Football open game thread

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The Cardinals and Seahawks square off tonight on Sunday Night Football.

The Cardinals and Seahawks square off tonight on Sunday Night Football.

Use this space to talk about the action as it unfolds.

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Panthers fall just short in 27-24 loss to Saints

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The Panthers couldn’t stop the Saints on third down and lost their second straight game to fall to 3-4 on the season.

The Panthers came into New Orleans with a 3-3 record and had a chance to go back over .500, but their inability to stop the Saints offense on third down sealed their doom in a closely fought 27-24 road loss in Week 7. Joey Slye almost made it interesting in the game’s final minutes, but came up literally a yard short on a 65-yard...

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Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara lead depleted Saints offense past Panthers

No Michael Thomas. No Emmanuel Sanders. And somehow no problem for the New Orleans Saints’ offense.

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Panthers fall short again despite Teddy Bridgewater's heroics

The good news is Carolina will get running back Christian McCaffrey back, possibly pushing the offense to the next level.

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Panthers at Saints: Week 7 open game thread

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The Panthers face the Saints in Week 7 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

The Panthers hit the road to face the Saints in Week 7 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

Game day information

What: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
When: Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, La.)
TV: FOX; Kevin Kugler, Chris...

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Panthers at Saints: The Panthers trail the Saints 7-3 at the end of the first quarter

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The Panthers fall behind early to the Saints.

First quarter: Panthers 3 - Saints 7

The Panthers started the game on defense after winning the coin toss and deferring to the second half. The defense played well in spots but the Saints benefited from bad spots that gave them extra first downs they didn’t really get, and they used that advantage to drive down the field and take an early 7-0 lead thanks to a circus catch by Jared Cook in the end...

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Panthers at Saints: Game day inactives

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The Panthers are thin in the secondary, but the Saints will play without Micheal Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in this week’s divisional bout.

The Panthers and Saints are almost ready to hit the field for their Week 7 matchup, and they have revealed the players who will not suit up for today’s divisional game.

The Panthers will be without running back Christian McCaffrey for the fifth straight week as he is still on injured reserve with a high ankle...

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The CSR staff predicts a Panthers loss in New Orleans

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All but one CSR staff member believes the Panthers will fall to the Saints in our Week 7 picks.

The Panthers are in New Orleans to face the Saints this afternoon, and all but one of our CSR staff members believes the Panthers will fail to pick up a win on the road today.

Four out of the five CSR staff members who made picks this week believe the Panthers will leave New Orleans with a 3-4 record. As always, Erik is the resident homer who believes the...

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Can Panthers' Teddy Bridgewater exploit his knowledge of the Saints?

Panthers (3-3) at Saints (3-2) 1 p.m. ET | FoxMatchup rating: 57.9 | Spread: NO -7.5 (51)What to watch for: No one expected this veteran Saints team to be just a half-game up on a Panthers squad that was overhauled from top to bottom this offseason.

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Will Teddy Bridgewater be a fantasy star against his former team?

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Here’s this week optimum Panthers fantasy football stack

So the common wisdom is that a quarterback knows how to attack is former team because he knows their weaknesses. I think that is much easier than said. Especially when the former team is one of the better teams in the league in the New Orleans Saints. Yet something makes me think ‘Ol Teddy 2 Gloves will be a prime example of that wisdom. It would be better if he had Christian McCaffrey in...

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Minor NFL Transactions: 10/23/20

Here are Friday’s minor moves: Carolina Panthers Activated from reserve/COVID-19 list: K Joey Slye, OL Trent Scott Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list: CB Rasul Douglas New Orleans Saints Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list: CB Ken Crawley Placed on IR: WR Bennie Fowler Pittsburgh Steelers Promoted: DE Henry Mondeaux

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Panthers place Rasul Douglas on COVID-19 list, re-activate Joey Slye and Trent Scott

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The Panthers added another player to the reserve/COVID list, but took two players off as well.

The Panthers have placed cornerback Rasul Douglas on the reserve/COVID list and ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. Douglas was not at practice yesterday, and now we have an explanation why.

In positive news, kicker Joey Slye and offensive tackle Trent Scott were removed from the reserve/COVID list and are both eligible to play Sunday in New...

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Panthers at Saints: Friday injury report

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The Panthers have four players listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints.

The Panthers are heading into their Week 7 road matchup with the Saints with four players listed as questionable for Sunday. Cornerbacks Donte Jackson (toe) and Eli Apple (hamstring), guard John Miller (ankle) and wide receiver Curtis Samuel (knee) are the only players officially listed on the injury report for Sunday, and all are questionable to play....

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Panthers put Douglas on COVID list; Slye back

The Panthers ruled out cornerback Rasul Douglas for Sunday's game and put him on COVID-19 reserve list. Kicker Joey Slye came off the list.

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Panthers at Saints: 5 questions with Canal Street Chronicles

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I know you want to read about how old and decrepit Drew Brees is. This is the place to do that AND make fun of Taysom Hill.

Y’all all know the Panthers love nothing more than making fun of their lesser division rivals. It even took precedence over beating them under some recent head coaches. While there is no telling just how Matt Rhule will treat them or how Joe Brady and...

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Panthers at Saints: How to follow the action

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The Panthers face the Saints in Week 7 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

The Panthers hit the road to face the Saints in Week 7 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

Game day information

What: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
When: Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, La.)
TV: FOX; Kevin Kugler, Chris...

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The Scratching Post: 10/23/20

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s today’s open thread.

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