New Orleans at Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

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New Orleans at Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

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New Orleans at Carolina Prediction, Game Preview


New Orleans at Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines: Week 2

New Orleans at Carolina How To Watch

Date: Sunday, September 19
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Network: FOX
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Why New Orleans Will Win

It New Orleans can get THAT Jameis all season long …

The Saints destroyed Green Bay and made it question its place in the NFL world.

Everything clicked. The New Orleans D made Aaron Rodgers look awful – but now the flow; that’s kicking – and the O got a big day out of the ground game and five touchdown passes from Jameis Winston. The average fan can’t name a Saint receiver, but it didn’t matter. It all worked.

Yeah, Carolina got a Week 1 win and had a whole lot of positives, but … Jets. That’s still a mediocre-to-awful team it struggled against.

Zach Wilson was able to hit on a few big plays down the field and kept New York in the game, and there wasn’t any running game to help the cause. New Orleans will bring the balance, but …

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Why Carolina Will Win

Here comes the Carolina pass rush.

The New Orleans offensive front was brilliant against Green Bay – no sacks allowed, no tackles for loss – but now it has to deal with a Carolina pass rush that was all over Wilson with six sacks, and was fantastic against the run.

The Panthers have the playmakers up front on D – Winston won’t be nearly as comfortable this week – Sam Darnold is a more-than-serviceable veteran quarterback as long as Christian McCaffrey is back to being Christian McCaffrey.

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What’s Going To Happen

Just how much will the New Orleans covid issues matter? Seven coaches will be in the protocol, but there doesn’t appear to be a big problem with the players.

It’s just another thing for the Saints to deal with.

A whole lot is being made of the Saints having to be road warriors after Hurricane Ida, but that also might have galvanized and sharpened up the team – at least that’s how it played against Green Bay.

Darnold will be fine, but not good enough. Put it this way; if the Saints can make Aaron Rodgers look like that …

The Saints won’t have it easy, but it’ll come up with a second straight balanced effort.

New Orleans vs Carolina Prediction, Line

New Orleans 26, Carolina 17
Line: New Orleans -3, o/u: 44.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5

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