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January 01, 2012

First quarter blog: Saints 14, Panthers 7


The Saints held a 14-7 lead after a first quarter that featured 279 yards of offense and only one third-down situation.

Drew Brees converted that lone third down with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston with 2:50 left. It was Brees' 43rd consecutive game with a touchdown pass. He trails only Johnny Unitas (47) in NFL history.

The Panthers scored on their first possession of the quarter – an 11-play, 80-yard drive – that Cam Newton capped with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith on a fade route over Jabari Greer.

The Panthers were driving and in Saints' territory when the quarter ended.

Posted by Observer Sports on January 1, 2012 at 01:41 PM | Permalink


The Panthers just gave the game away..driving fro a TD..run it down the Saints throat and they pass?????? how stupid!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: purr | Jan 1, 2012 1:53:32 PM

and just as I write that the Panthers defense wakes up with an INt of their own..geeze!!!!!

Posted by: purr | Jan 1, 2012 1:54:22 PM

so....was that a make-up no call on Olsen (should have ben interference ) for the call on Newton's horsecollar??? makes you wonder....

Posted by: purr | Jan 1, 2012 1:58:58 PM

Elsewhere in the NFL, Yates is down in Houston, and Delhomme is playing.

Posted by: Bull City Dog | Jan 1, 2012 2:08:25 PM

Brees is 20 yards from three miles of passing.

Posted by: Bull City Dog | Jan 1, 2012 2:11:42 PM

WHO DAT!!!!!

Posted by: Saints in the Carolinas | Jan 1, 2012 2:27:22 PM

D@mn can our defense play some DEEEEEEEEFENSE???????? Geeeeeeeeez!!!!

Posted by: Big Daddy | Jan 1, 2012 2:29:10 PM

Panthers off-season needs get anyone who can play Defense

Posted by: john | Jan 1, 2012 2:38:08 PM


Posted by: tony | Jan 1, 2012 2:40:26 PM

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