Saints @ Panthers Game Notes

Saints @ Panthers Game Notes

The return of Carolina's Rodney Peete may be offset by the return of New Orleans' Dale Carter.

The Saints lead the all-time series 8-6, including the last 4 contests.

Tim Green will be calling the game for Fox television, so do yourself a favor: Turn down the sound and listen to your radio.

Deuce McAllister will be looking for his 7th 100 yard game this season.

The Panthers lead the NFL with 31 sacks.  Julius Peppers needs 1 sack to become Carolina's first and only defensive lineman with double-digit sacks in a season.

Offensive Rankings
Carolina: 30th (31st passing, 17th rushing)
New Orleans: 11th (12th passing, 10th rushing)

Defensive Rankings
Carolina: 4th (3rd vs. the pass, 10th vs. the rush)
New Orleans: 29th (30th vs. the pass, 20th vs. the rush)

Injuries

New Orleans Saints
Out: LB Travis Carroll (leg); CB Michael Hawthorne (knee)
Doubtful: DT Grady Jackson (hamstring)
Questionable: LB J.R. Johnson (hamstring); LB Darrin Smith (leg); DE Willie Whitehead (leg)
Probable: CB Keyuo Craver (knee); RB Fred McAfee (hamstring)

Carolina Panthers
Out: LB Dan Morgan (hernia); LB Lester Towns (foot)
Probable: QB Rodney Peete (knee); WR Steve Smith (shoulder); QB Chris Weinke
(head); LB Will Witherspoon (head)


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