PSF Game of Week (Panthers at Saints):
Eric Jensen (@Eric18Utah): The Saints and Panthers will battle it out for first place in the NFC South. New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore is most likely coming back to the Saints. The Panthers are a gritty run first football team. However the Saints have a pretty underrated run defense. I’m going Saints in a low scoring slugfest.
New Orleans 20, Carolina 17
Jon Butler (@Dadsox) : The Panthers have been an interesting team all season with Cam Newton and the defense doing enough to win while seeing Devin Funchess develop. The biggest surprise of this season has to be how great the New Orleans Saints have been, especially on the ground with the duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. The Saints will be without both Ken Crawley and Marshon Lattimore for the second game in a row, but I don’t think it will affect them too much with how middle of the road the Panthers offense is. The Saints have been dominant on offense and they will need the offense to consistently score to win this game. Alvin Kamara will once again be the headline of this game once all is said and done because of his amazing versatility in the run and pass game.
New Orleans 31, Carolina 23
Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis): The clash of the NFC South titans. The Saints welcome in a Panthers team that got it’s Pro Bowl TE back last week… sorta. Although Panthers TE Greg Olsen has been cleared to play, he will be playing on an ankle that will require another surgery in the off-season. This gives the Saints defense the luxury of really only having to concentrate on pass catchers Devin Funchess and Christian Mccaffrey. Last time these two teams met Drew Brees hung three TDs on the Panthers and all Cam Newton could do was offer up 3 INTs. I see this game being more of the same.
New Orleans 41, Carolina 20
Chris Chastain (@ChrisPSF): This is one of the better matchups this week, A battle between two hot teams. This game will come down to the Saints returning Marshon Lattimore. He is what makes the Saints defense decent (as we noticed last week). Cam Newton has been inconsistent for most of the year and i expect that to continue. I see the potential for this to be a very low scoring game. Which is not normal for NFC South games. But the Saints seem to have it going when Marshon Lattimore is in the lineup. I’m taking the saints
New Orleans 23, Carolina 20