This is the second week in a row the New Orleans Saints passing attack will face up against a defense that deploys a Cover 3-heavy scheme, as the Carolina Panthers defense now leads the league in the usage of that coverage.
The week before, Drew Brees and the offense faced off against the Chargers, who were also no. 1 in Cover 3 rate at the time. Now they’re no. 2 behind the Panthers, who run it on nearly 50% of of their defensive pass snaps.
While the Chargers were more susceptible to biting on play action and allowing a few more big plays, the Panthers play a pretty conservative brand...