The Saints just keep rolling -- they've now scored 34 points in a row and lead, 34-3, with 8:12 still to go in the game. The latest: a 1-yard TD run by Ladell Betts after Richard Marshall committed a pass-interference penalty in the end zone.
It's the most points the Saints have scored this year, and it emphatically ends John Fox's streak of never losing twice in the same season to New Orleans.
The Panthers have been pretty terrible in every respect in the second half, but as usual the offense is leading the way in nastiness.
Quarterback Tony Pike is now coming out for his second series, with Jimmy Clausen in a baseball cap on the sideline -- not hurt, but John Fox obviously wants to see what Pike can do.
Steve Smith staying put in Carolina, at least for today
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