There are indicators of life in New Orleans. Now it is time for the Saints to take the present on the street to Carolina in NFL Week 2 motion.
Regardless of enjoying with out five-time Professional Bowl working again Alvin Kamara, Derek Carr and firm pulled out a 16-15 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1.
Carr stepped up in his regular-season debut with the Saints to fill the offensive void left by Kamara, offering over 300 yards of offense via the air. The protection stepped up towards the Giants late within the recreation, making two massive third-down stops within the fourth quarter to drive discipline objectives as an alternative of touchdowns.
The trail is never easy for rookie quarterbacks, and that has confirmed to be the case for Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Younger. In his regular-season debut, the 2023 No. 1 total draft decide amassed lower than 150 yards via the air regardless of 20 accomplished passes on 38 makes an attempt.
The maths there is not nice. Averaging lower than 4 yards per try, it was troublesome for the Panthers to generate a lot rhythm on offense. ESPN’s David Newton factors out that over the previous 5 seasons, groups that have not accomplished not less than 15 yards are simply 5-9. Younger’s longest was simply 14 yards.
Add to that two interceptions, and it has been a tough begin for the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner.
Can Younger and the Panthers discover their solution to victory? Or will the Saints take a 2-0 lead for the primary time since 2013? We’ll have to search out out on Monday Evening Soccer.
The way to watch Saints vs. Panthers
It is a Monday evening doubleheader this week, with the Saints and Panthers kicking off at 7:15 PM ET in Charlotte, North Carolina, adopted an hour later by the Cleveland Browns visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ESPN will carry the NFC recreation whereas ABC will broadcast the occasion from Pittsburgh.
Saints and Panthers harm report
Each groups head into Monday’s recreation from comparatively wholesome area with solely eight gamers on the harm report between the 2 groups.
Panthers beginning cornerback Jaycee Horn was the one participant to not take part in any respect in Thursday’s follow session. Horn suffered a hamstring harm throughout final week’s recreation towards the Atlanta Falcons. ESPN presently lists his standing for Monday’s recreation as questionable.
Two different Panthers, WR DJ Chark and OT Taylor Moton, have been restricted individuals in practices Thursday and Friday.
Saints OT Ryan Ramczyk and TE Jimmy Graham have been restricted in follow for relaxation/non-injury causes. TE Juwan Johnson, RB Kendre Miller and DB JT Grey have been additionally restricted in follow as a consequence of accidents.
Betting info for Saints at Panthers
As of Friday afternoon, DraftKings Sportsbook favors New Orleans by 3 factors on the street. The over/below is about at 40 factors as of this writing, one of many decrease totals on the Week 2 slate.
Bettors are likely to agree, putting 84 % of bets on DraftKings for the Saints.