NEW ORLEANS (0-2) at CAROLINA (2-0)

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OPENING LINE - Panthers by 3

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RECORD VS. SPREAD -Saints 0-2, Panthers 2-0

SERIES RECORD -Panthers lead series 21-19

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Saints 41-10, Dec. 7, 2014

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to Buccaneers 26-19; Panthers beat Texans 24-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 31, Panthers No. 9

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (25), PASS (6)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (16), PASS (19t)

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (7), PASS (31)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -Saints QB Drew Brees, who is battling shoulder injury, has never missed a game for New Orleans in nine season because of injury. ... Brees has more yards passing (44,295) and TD passes (318) than any NFL QB since 2006. ... RB Mark Ingram had 103 yards rushing and two TDs in last meeting with Panthers in Charlotte. ... DE Cameron Jordan has six sacks in last seven meetings with Carolina. ... Saints have allowed six sacks in two games. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 226 yards and three TDs, ran for 83 yards and one TD in last meeting. ... Panthers allowing just 13 points per game, fewest in NFL. ... Panthers' defense is allowing NFL-low 3.64 yards per play on first down. ... CB Charles Tillman is only player in NFL with 35 or more interceptions and 40 or more forced fumbles during career. ... LB A.J. Klein had an interception filling in for Luke Kuechly (concussion) last week. .. DT Star Lotulelei (foot) is expected to play his first game of season. .. Fantasy Tip: Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart ran for 155 yards, including 69-yard TD, in last meeting with Saints.

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