Panthers DST hits major speed bump in New Orleans
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1:28 am ET) The Panthers DST entered Week 14 red hot and left the Superdome humiliated. The unit got picked apart by Drew Brees and the Saints, allowing a season-high 31 points.
The Panthers sacked Brees twice but otherwise rarely pressured him. They did not force a turnover. New Orleans converted 7 of 12 third downs and rolled up 373 yards.
Among the few highlights, defensive end Mario Addison and safety Quintin Mikell registered sacks, and Ted Ginn had a 32-yard punt return.
Carolina, which came in allowing a league-low 13.1 points, should have a lot more success Week 15 when the Jets visit.