Both the Panthers and the Saints offenses came out in the 1st quarter looking pretty sharp scoring early in the 1st quarter 7-7 the saints had the home town crowd on there side jake locker came out ready to play and he had to because the saints running game struggled against a stingy panthers run defense the saints only ran for 44 yards . EJ Manuel had a pretty conservative game you can tell he's still learning the teams playbook and getting to know his receivers he didn't have to worry because Kenjon Barner made the game easier running the ball 4 a strong 144 Yds on only 14 carries(Player of the Game). 2nd Quarter Jake locker moved the ball pretty well on the panthers secondary jake put his team up 14-7 the panthers didn't worry coach Rivera told them to keep fighting panthers moved the ball well putting there team in FG range to times in the 2nd q the game changer was when Graham Gano kicked a 54 Yd Field goal to make the score 14-13 saints at halftime. 3rd quarter The panthers defense got a much needed 3 and out early in the 3rd quarter the offense came out guns blazing feeding the ball to #25 Kenjon Garner who broke a couple tackles on one run for 50yds this run humble the crowd from there the game went down hill for the saints in the score being out scored in the 3rd quarter 15-0 4th Quarter Jake locker fought back passing the ball to multiple receivers thru out the game but he ran out of gas in the fourth quarter the damage was already done final score 31-21 Panthers. On a sad note panthers lose Starting TE Greg Olsen for 8 weeks with a broken collarbone and starting LE Charles Johnson for 4 weeks with broken ribs.