Nov 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Carolina Panthers free safety Kurt Coleman (20) and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) and quarterback Cam Newton (1) and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (82) accept the Phil Simms All Iron award after the game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Carolina won 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
If you haven’t already heard, the New Orleans Saints will face off against their undefeated division rival, the Carolina Panthers, in the Mercedes Benz Superdome Sunday at 3:25 CST.
The Panthers, with a record of 11-0 are having their best season so far in franchise history, are riding Cam Newton’s unique ability and their elite defense led by starting middle linebacker Luke Kuechly.
On the other hand, the Saints are having a very disappointing season so far.
The defense has been disappointing so far, with the exception of a few game. The offense has been very hit or miss, having put up 52 points in one game, but only 6 points in another.
The Saints and Panthers have met once already this season, in Carolina, with the Saints receiving a heartbreak loss with a Josh Norman interception in the end zone late in the game.
In that game, the Saints were missing their best player in quarterback Drew Brees, while the Panthers were also missing their arguably best player, Luke Kuechly.
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All week you’ve heard from the national media how the Saints are almost guaranteed to lose this game.
How the Panthers are one of the best teams in football, and the Saints are one of the worst.
How the Panthers defense is one of the best, and the Saints defense, one of the worst (well, okay –that one IS true, but anyway you get the point).
They’re talking like the Saints might as well not even show up at the Superdome Sunday, because they have no chance.
Well, I’m here to tell you the Saints do have a chance.
Actually I’m here to tell you 5 reasons why the Saints WILL beat the undefeated Panthers on Sunday and hand them their first loss of the season.
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