New Orleans Saints: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 16

December 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Well, it finally happened.
The notoriously slow starting Saints (on the road) were upended by the lowly St. Louis Rams, 27-16, in a score that was not truly indicative of how the game really went. The Saints were thoroughly manhandled by a much tougher team, especially in the trenches, and generally had nothing to offer the upstart Rams. 
Now, the Saints must reverse out of cruise control and put the pedal to metal against the Carolina Panthers. When the two teams met a couple of weeks ago, the Saints dished out the same punishment they received from the Rams. 
Running away with a 31-13 victory, the Saints looked like the very best the league had to offer. But that was at home. The Saints will undoubtedly receive Carolina's best shot and will now have to match physicality with the ultra-physical Panthers in the unfriendly confines of Bank of America Stadium. 
Although the Panthers were able to generate 128 yards on the ground (on 23 carries), they wer...

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