New Orleans takes a 10-7 lead into the locker room at halftime, but that's something of a moral victory for the Panthers, who were in trouble for most of the first 30 minutes and still remain in the game, trailing only by 3.
Carolina linebacker James Anderson had a huge first half -- he had two fumble recoveries and then ended the half with a sack of Drew Brees close to midfield, ensuring the Saints wouldn't add to their lead.
Carolina's lone score came on a 55-yard TD pass from Jimmy Clausen to Jonathan Stewart. The Panthers did not make a turnover in the first half, as Clausen's snap-exchange problems so far have not reared up again.
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