10/30 22:28 CDT Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead
Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one
touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina
Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.
The Saints (4-4) piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the
road that dated back to last November.
Brees finished 24 of 34 for 297 yards and Mark Ingram turned in another solid
performance with 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Brees threw an interception and fumbled in the first quarter before settling
down late in the second quarter and leading touchdown drives on four out of
The Saints' defense sacked Cam Newton four times and forced two turnovers.
Newton, who spent much of the night under heavy duress playing behind an
offensive line without three of its regular starters, was limited to 151 yards
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