NFC South showdown: Saints defeat Panthers 31-21
UPDATE: Saints beat Carolina 31-21.
New Orleans, LA - The Saints back in the Superdome for a battle for first place in the NFC South against Cam Newton and the Panthers.
Alvin Kamara put the Saints on the board on their opening drive with a 2-yard touchdown run on 4th and goal to give New Orleans a 7-0 lead over Carolina.
The Panthers respond right back with a rushing score of their own by Jonathan Stewart to make it a 7-7 ballgame with 5:09 to go in the 1st quarter.
The Saints ground game showing why they are one of the best in the NFL with Mark Ingram marching down the field on a 72-yard run to set up a short TD run for himself to give the Saints a 14-7 2nd quarter lead.
After a Carolina botched punt, the Saints took over deep in Panthers' territory where Brees' soon found Michael Thomas for a 10-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7 Saints with 6 minutes to go until the break.
Saints took a 21-14 lead into the locker room but made that a 14-point lead fast with Kamara's second touchdown on the day.
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