>> New Orleans vs Carolina Recap - Panthers Win 17-13
The Panthers grabbed a Week 16 victory over the Saints on Sunday, winning 17-13 at Bank of America Stadium.
Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 44.5.
Cam Newton completed 13 of 22 pass attempts for 181 yards and 1 TD for the Panthers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Saints defense.
Mark Ingram rushed for 83 yards for New Orleans, while Khiry Robinson added 18 yards. Drew Brees threw for 281 yards for the Saints, while receivers Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston had 73 and 63 yards respectively.
Carolina lost the offensive yardage battle to New Orleans 365-222 yards in Sunday's game. New Orleans had more first downs as that total ended up 20-10.
Carolina lost the time of possession battle 38:48/21:12, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Falcons. The Saints will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tampa Bay.