Steve Smith is out of the game with an ankle injury, but Carolina leads 14-13 as the fourth quarter begins and has the ball at its own 46.
So far in the game, Carolina has 8 first downs and New Orleans has 20, but the Panthers have had two big-time plays -- one touchdown each from its "Double Trouble" running back tandem -- and the Saints have misfied on many occasions inside the red zone.
Smith is questionable to return in this game. In the meantime, rookies Brandon LaFell and David Gettis are playing wide receiver, along with Dwayne Jarrett.
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