Sep 27, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) is tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (98) at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
#2. THE PANTHERS FRONT 7 IS VULNERABLE AGAINST THE RUN
The Panthers Front 7 is as physical and talented as any in the entire league. However, as their defense has struggled somewhat this season, teams have been able to run the ball effectively on them in recent weeks. To be honest, they’ve looked vulnerable at times.
Mark Ingram has historically had some nice games against Carolina, and it will be important for the Saints to have a balanced attack.
The Saints don’t need to rush for over 100 yards (although it would be nice), but they do need to do well enough to not be one-dimensional (throwing the ball nearly every play) and force them to remain honest so that they aren’t able to cheat on pass coverage.