New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers Sun. Oct. 9, 2011 1 p.m. EST
Outside of the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the up-and-coming Detroit Lions, no team in the NFL has played better in the first four weeks of the NFL regular season than the New Orleans Saints. If it weren’t for the Packers defense stopping the Saints in the redzone with time expiring in Week 1, New Orleans would be undefeated and superstar quarterback Drew Brees would be the clear favorite for this season’s NFL MVP.
Despite the loss to the defending champs in Week 1, the Saints have played brilliantly as of late with a dominant offense and a formidable defense that has been able to get the job done. This week the New Orleans Saints will go head-to-head against the division rival Carolina Panthers.
Over the past two years, the Carolina Panthers have been nothing more than a joke in the NFC Conference as it could be argued that they were the worst team in the league last season with little or no hope for the future. This season on the other hand, the Panthers have emerged as a team on the rise in the NFL with rookie quarterback Cam Newton leading the way.
Heading into this rookie campaign as the starting quarterback for the Panthers, Newton was thought to struggle right out of the gate and possibly lose his starting role to Jimmy Clausen around mid-season. Well, that won’t happen this season as Newton has been one of the best rookie quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen.
Even though the Carolina Panthers will be coming into this NFC South division showdown with losing record of 1-3, this team is much better than their record indicates as they can play with the best of them this season.
As of right now though, the New Orleans Saints are favored to win this matchup with a -7 point spread. Personally, I believe this game could go either way, but it would be a safe bet to go with the Saints.
Take the Saints at -7.
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