The New Orleans Saints meet the Carolina Panthers in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. This weekend, the Saints try to build on their strong opener victory against the Packers. It’s a new era for the team following Drew Brees’ retirement, and we look forward to more positive results coming from the revamped lineup. Meanwhile, the Panthers escaped the Jets with a 19 to 14 win. With that, only one of the teams has a chance at forming a winning streak after this game.
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Saints vs. Panthers Game Information
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- When: Sunday, September 19, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
- TV: FOX
- Radio: 870 WWL-AM (Saints) / WBT 1110 AM (Panthers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: New Orleans Saints (-3.0) / Carolina Panthers (+3.0)
Why Bet on the New Orleans Saints?
Jameis Winston has big shoes to fill, but the 27-year-old did well as starting quarterback for the Saints after he finished the night with 148 yards on 14 of 20 passing, including 5 touchdowns. The rushing side was active with Alvin Kamara at the helm. He led the side with 83 rushing yards on 20 carries, while Tony Jones Jr. had 50 yards and 11 carries.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Deonte Harris documented a team-high record of 72 yards on 2 receptions and a touchdown. Juwan Johnson was next in line with 21 yards on 3 receptions and 2 touchdowns, and the duo of Chris Hogan and Alvin Kamara combined for 18 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Zack Baun led the defensive end with 5 solo tackles, while Malcolm Jenkins had 3 solo tackles. It was a relatively quiet night on this side of the field, but the unit managed to secure 2 sacks thanks to Tanoh Kpassagnon and Marcus Davenport, and 2 interceptions courtesy of Paulson Adebo and Marcus Williams. We expect more work on defense as the Saints face the Packers this weekend.
Why Bet on the Carolina Panthers?
It was a close game between the Jets and the Panthers, but the latter managed to escape a loss thanks to a huge lead they created before the second half. Sam Darnold threw for 279 yards on 24-of-35 passing. The newly recruited quarterback managed to score a touchdown as well.
Christian McCaffrey led both the rushing and receiving end with 98 yards on 21 carries and 89 yards on 9 receptions, respectively. Robby Anderson scored the only receiving touchdown on top of 57 yards and 1 reception, while Darnold completed a rushing touchdown.
Defensively, the Panthers did well to prevent the Jets from closing the deficit. Shaq Thompson scored a team-high 10 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Donte Jackson had 6 tackles (4 solo) and Jeremy Chinn had 4 solo tackles by the end of the game.
Additionally, Derrick Brown, Brain Burns, Marquis Haynes, Daviyon Nixon, and Haason Reddick combined for 5 sacks to deny the Jets scoring opportunities. If they can repeat the same defensive performance on Sunday night, they might stand a chance at winning the game.
Saints vs. Panthers Betting Trends
- The Saints are 4-1 in their last 5 away games.
- The Saints are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 4 of the Saints’ last 5 away games.
- The Panthers are 2-3 in their last 5 home games.
- The Panthers are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 2 of the Panthers’ last 5 home games.
Saints vs. Panthers Expert Betting Predictions
Looking at the stats alone, this is shaping up to be an interesting contest. Both teams performed well in the opening week, and if the two offenses come to life early, as well as their defensive units, we have ourselves a thriller. The Saints take the upper hand in this game with better playmaking ability and more reliable defense. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t underestimate the ability of the Panthers to cover the spread. It shouldn’t be much of a problem for Matt Rhule and his squad, but the team has to be in tip-top shape to take the win here.
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