- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

CAROLINA (11-0) at NEW ORLEANS (4-7)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 9-2-0, Saints 4-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 22-19

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Saints 27-22, Sept. 27, 2015

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Cowboys 33-14; Saints lost to Texans 24-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 1, Saints No. 27

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (4), PASS (29).

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (2t), PASS (5).

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (21), PASS (3).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Carolina’s 15-game regular season winning streak began in New Orleans last season. … Panthers are 5-0 on the road this season. … Panthers have won five of last seven vs. Saints. … Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart’s 832 yards rushing ranks third in NFL. … Panthers S Kurt Coleman leads NFC with 5 INTS, has INT in four of past five, including INT-TD last week. … QB Cam Newton has passing and rushing TD in each of last two meetings with Saints, both Panthers victories. … TE Greg Olsen had eight catches for 134 yards and two TDs in last meeting. … DE Kony Ealy has sack in five straight. … LB Luke Kuechly leads NFL with 548 tackles. Had two INTs last week, one for TD. … Kuechly has most INTs by NFL LB since 2012 with 10. … Saints are on three-game losing streak but are 3-2 at home this season. … Saints coach Sean Payton is 8-9 vs. Panthers. … QB Drew Brees has TD pass in 51 straight at home. … Brees had streak of overall games with TD pass snapped at 45 last week. … RB Mark Ingram has 1,095 yards, his second straight season eclipsing 1,000-yard mark. … S Jairus Byrd had first INT with Saints last week. … DE Cameron Jordan has 15 sacks in past 20 at home. … Jordan has six sacks, forced fumble and fumble recovery in past six games. … Fantasy Tip: Saints TE Ben Watson has 24 catches, 334 yards, two TDs in past three games at home.

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