New Orleans just extended its lead to 14-3 on a 19-yard TD pass from Drew Brees to tight end Jimmy Graham, who beat Richard Marshall badly on the play.
The Saints took advantage in the series of Carolina a couple of different times rushing only three men and dropping eight on obvious passing downs. Giving Brees that much time is dangerous, and he made the Panthers pay repeatedly during the series.
Jimmy Clausen remains at QB for Carolina after Matt Moore's injury.
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