Saints' offense comes alive late and puts the Panthers to bed 20-17
After winning his debut with the Saints, Derek Carr wanted to keep the winning mentality afloat, as they faced the Carolina Panthers. Just like the first game of the season, Carr was a bit off target with his receivers and the running gain was disastrous. Saint's RB Tony Jones punched the ball into the endzone in the third quarter, to give the game its first touchdown of the night, making it 13-6.
In the fourth quarter, it seemed like New Orleans were trying to force the issue with throwing the rock, instead of establishing some type of productivity on the ground. Defensively, the Saints kept the Panthers bottled up and contained majority of the night. They held Bryce Young to a whopping 22 out 0f 33 yards for 152 yards and a touchdown. Outside of Young, they contained Miles Sanders who only skipped with 14 carries for only 43 yards.
The Saints scored late with another touchdown run by Hill to close the door on the Panthers' comeback. Carr finished 21/36 for 228 yards and 1 pick. Hill scrambbled for 9 carries for 75 yards, with an average of eight yards per carry.