NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-4) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-10)
WEEK 17 // SUNDAY, JAN. 3, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY
LEADER: Saints lead all-time series, 26-25
STREAKS: Saints have won 6 of past 7
LAST GAME: 10/25/20: Panthers 24 at Saints 27
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19: Saints 42, Panthers 10
QB DREW BREES passed for 287 yards & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 118.4 rating in Week 7 meeting. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 at Car. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Car. with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Has 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113 rating in 4 road starts this season. Needs 259 pass yards for 17th-career season with 3,000+ pass yards. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 172 scrimmage yards (career-high 155 rush, 17 rec.) & 6 rush TDs in Week 16, tied-most (ERNIE NEVERS – 11/28/29) in single game in NFL history. Leads NFL with franchise-record 21 TDs this season & ranks 3rd with 1,688 scrimmage yards. Leads RBs with career-high 83 receptions. Had 8 receptions & 148 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 65 rec.) in Week 7 meeting. Had 2 rush TDs in last road meeting. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 5+ TDs in each of past 6 seasons. • WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 4 receptions for team-high 83 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Car. (10/27/19 w/ SF). Is 1 of 3 WRs (T.Y. HILTON & JULIO JONES) with 500+ rec. yards in each of past 9 seasons. TE JARED COOK had 82 rec. yards last week. Had rec. TD in Week 7 meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. Car. with TD catch. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had sack & FF last week. Has 93.5 sacks since 2012, 4th-most in NFL. Had sack in last road meeting. DE TREY HENDRICKSON ranks tied-3rd in NFL with career-high 12.5 sacks. LB DEMARIO DAVIS has 114 tackles & 10 TFL in 2020, his 4th consecutive season with 100+ tackles & 10+ TFL.
• QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER had TD vs. INT & 85 rating last week. Passed for 254 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 128.3 rating in Week 7 meeting. Passed for 1,384 yards & 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 99.1 rating in 2019 w/ NO. Has career-highs in passing yards (3,557), pass TDs (15) & rush TDs (5) in 2020. • RB MIKE DAVIS had rush TD last week. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 2 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards & TD. Ranks 3rd among RBs with career-high 59 receptions. Has career-high 1,015 scrimmage yards in 2020. • WR D.J. MOORE had 5 receptions last week. Has 2nd-career season with 1,000+ rec. yards (1,092) in 2020. Had 93 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 2+ TD catches. WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 7 receptions & TD catch last week. Had 6 catches for 74 yards in last meeting. Has career-high 92 receptions for career-high 1,056 rec. yards, his 1st-career 1,000-yard season. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had career-high 158 scrimmage yards (106 rec., 52 rush) last week, his 2nd-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Has career high 930 scrimmage yards (733 rec., 197 rush) & career-high 70 receptions this season. • S JEREMY CHINN leads all rookies with 109 tackles, most by Car. rookie since 2012 (LUKE KUECHLY). DE BRIAN BURNS had sack last week & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack & FF in last meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. NO with sack. DT DERRICK BROWN ranks tied-2nd among rookies with 8 TFL. LB SHAQ THOMPSON has 2nd-consecutive season with 100+ tackles (104).
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 132 (NO), 135 (Car) | XM: 384 (NO), 229 (Car)