This Sunday we are heading to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the New Orleans Saints (11-5) are receiving the top seeded Wildcard in the NFC Carolina Panthers (11-5) for the first round of the playoffs.
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
New Orleans (2nd) in offensive this season with 6259 total yards only behind Tom Brady and the Patriots. Carolina (19th) with 5179 total yards.
Panthers are 6-13-1 (handicap) in their last 20 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 3-7 (handicap) in their last 10 games on field turf and 3-9 (handicap) in their last 13 against NFC South teams.
Saints 4-0 (handicap) in their last 4 games in January, 23-4 (handicap) in their last 27 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 13-4 (handicap) in their last 17 games against NFC South teams and 5-2 (handicap) in their last 7 home games.
Don’t forget this teams saw their faces twice this season since they are divisional rivals and Saints took both games 34-13 and 31-21, where Brees combined for 47/63 passes, 489 yds and 4 touchdowns – 0 interceptions.
Carolina don’t do well versus New Orleans, Panthers are 1-4 (handicap) in their last 5 games at the superdome and 0-6 (handicap) last 6 meetings versus this Saints. We like Drew Brees to keep doing what he is doing this season, step up and show off his experience and defeat one more time Cam Newton and the Panthers at home with a hostil atmosphere.
PICK: New Orleans Saints -6.5