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Week 18 Game Preview: Panthers at Saints


CHARLOTTE - The 2022 season comes to a close for the Panthers (6-10) and Saints (7-9) on Sunday in New Orleans.

Carolina lost at Tampa Bay last weekend as the Buccaneers clinched the NFC South title, while the Saints were eliminated from the Wild Card race after the Packers beat the Vikings.

There are still a number of statistical milestones within reach as this game will have implications on 2023 opponents and draft pick order.

Scroll below for more information on the Week 18 matchup, team connections, series history and stats comparison, presented by Amazon Next Gen Stats.

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History: Panthers vs. Saints

  • Carolina is 27-29 all-time against the Saints | Series History
  • Current Streak: Panthers W1
  • Carolina's last win at New Orleans came on 12/30/18 in the 2018 season finale

Statistical Comparison

Table inside Article
Category Carolina New Orleans
Total Yards/Game 312.7 (27th) 335.6 (19th)
Rushing Yards/Game 127.4 (12th) 115.0 (19th)
Net Passing Yards/Game 185.3 (28th) 220.6 (16th)
Sacks Allowed 34 (t-10th) 37 (t-14th)
Third Down Efficiency 29.8 (31st) 40.8 (14th)
Points/Game 21.1 (18th) 20.2 (22nd)
Total Yards/Game 353.1 (22nd) 321.8 (10th)
Rushing Yards/Game 121.4 (19th) 127.9 (t-21st)
Passing Yards/Game 231.7 (23rd) 193.9 (3rd)
Sacks 34 (23rd) 46 (t-5th)
Third Down Efficiency 41.7 (25th) 40.6 (22nd)
Takeaways 16 (t-26th) 12 (32nd)
Points Allowed/Game 22.9 (22nd) 20.9 (13th)

Statistical Milestones to Watch

  • Brian Burns (12.5) needs 2.5 sacks to tie Kevin Greene (1998) and Greg Hardy (2013)'s franchise record (15.0) for the most sacks in a season
  • Burns (17) and Frankie Luvu (17) need three tackles for loss to tie Luke Kuechly (20, 2018) for the franchise record in a single season
  • DJ Moore (878) needs 122 receiving yards for his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season
  • D'Onta Foreman (846 rush, 26 rec) needs 128 scrimmage yards for his first career 1,000-yard season...He needs 154 rushing yards for a 1000-yard rushing season
  • Derrick Brown Brown (15) needs three pass deflections to tie Julius Peppers (18) for the most by a Panthers defensive lineman in his first three seasons
  • Shaq Thompson (128) needs two tackles for 130 on the season, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to ever record a season with at least 130 tackles (press box stats)
  • Eddy Piñeiro (32) needs five field goals to tie John Kasay (37, 1996) for the franchise record for field goals made in a single season
  • Johnny Hekker (35) needs one punt inside the 20 to break the current tie with Todd Sauerbrun (35, 2001) for the franchise record

The Panthers trail the all-time series against the Saints, 27-29. Carolina has played New Orleans more than any other team in its history.

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