What went right, wrong for Saints in defensive battle vs. Panthers (1 Viewer)

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(Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

CHARLOTTE — The New Orleans Saints are one step closer to securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

It wasn’t easy, but the Saints used a second-half comeback to beat the Carolina Panthers, 12-9, at Bank of America Stadium on Monday night (Dec. 17).

The Saints were fortunate to dodge a Panthers comeback late in the game. With the Saints at the Carolina 5 with about 1:50 remaining, wide receiver Tommylee Lewis tried to score on a run, but he fumbled the ball out of the end zone, giving the Panthers the ball for one more chance to tie or win the game.

However, the Saints defense stood tall to secure the win and finish what was a stellar outing, holding the Panthers scoreless for the final 49 minutes. The offense struggled for the third week in a row, but Alvin Kamara’s 16-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter gave the Saints a lead from which they never looked back. ...

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