Carolina-New Orleans: NFL Odds Show Saints Favored by Two Touchdowns

September 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Because of the way quarterback Matt Moore played last season, and because of an explosive running game, some experts thought the Carolina Panthers would be a playoff team this season.
However, the 0-3 Panthers are yet to resemble anything close to a playoff contender through their first three games.
Matt Moore has already been benched in favor of rookie Jimmy Clausen, and Carolina is only averaging 98.3 rushing yards per game (19th in the NFL).
Last season, the New Orleans Saints didn’t lose a game until Week 15. They only lasted two weeks in 2010. A blown 29-yard field goal by kicker Garrett Hartley cost the Saints in overtime versus Atlanta last week.
While the Saints may be the defending Super Bowl champs, Carolina has had their number in recent years. In fact, the Panthers have won seven of the last nine meetings. However, Carolina’s poor play to start the year has NFL odds makers listing the Saints as a 13.5-point favorite with the t...

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