Stats and Superlatives: Offensive output comes up just short

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TEAM STATS

  • The Panthers registered 351 total net yards and four touchdowns while gaining 26 first downs to New Orleans 23.
  • Carolina ran for 121 yards against a Saints defense that only gave up 85.3 in previous weeks, ranking third in the NFL.
  • Carolina had three drives for over 10 plays in the game, including a 17-play drive right before the half. It marked the third consecutive game that Carolina had at least three 10-play drives.
  • Carolina recorded two plays over 50 yards, including one for a TD. The Panthers now have four rushes and four receptions for 50 yards or longer in 2019, the most in the NFL.
  • There were 12 penalties enforced against New Orleans against just three against Carolina. Five penalties resulted in first downs for Carolina.
  • The Panthers recorded their first takeaway since Week 9 against Tennessee. Ultimately, the turnover battled finished tied at 1-1.
  • Carolina trailed at halftime after a two-point conversion came up short with no time in the second quarter. Carolina is now 0-6 when trailing at the half this season.

PLAYER STATS

Panthers

  • Christian McCaffrey scored a rushing and receiving touchdown to go with his 133 scrimmage yards. It marked his eighth career game with a rushing and receiving TD, tying Chuck Foreman for the most in a player's first three seasons.
  • McCaffrey now has 16 total touchdowns this season, leading the NFL. Through his first three seasons, McCaffrey has 21 rushing touchdowns and 15 receiving touchdowns, joining Foreman as the only players with at least 20 and 15 through three seasons in NFL history.
  • DJ Moore had a career performance, tallying two touchdowns on 126 receiving yards with six receptions. It marked his first multi-TD game of his career. Over the last four weeks, Moore has recorded 442 receiving trailing only New Orleans' Michael Thomas for the most over that stretch.
  • Moore recorded two catches over 50 yards, including one for a touchdown. Moore now has four catches of longer than 50 yards this season, tied for the most in the NFL.
  • On the season, Moore has 905 receiving yards, joining Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad as the only Panthers with over 900 yards in the first 11 games of a season.
  • Kyle Allen went 23-of-36 for 256 passing yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. It marked his second game this season with at least three touchdown passes.
  • Curtis Samuel rushed for 40 yards on the ground, bringing him to 234 career rushing yards. Samuel and Moore are one of two WR pairs in the NFL with over 200 rushing yards since 2017.
  • Tre Boston recorded an interception in the second half, his second pick in the last four games.

Saints

  • Drew Brees had his 50th career game-winning drive in what happened to be the 50th game in the series against Carolina. Six of those drives have come against the Panthers.
  • Alvin Kamara finished with 102 scrimmage yards after managing just one net yard in the first half.

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