The New Orleans Saints will face the Carolina Panthers in one of the two Monday Night Football games of Week 2. Based on the betting odds, the match between the NFC South rivals is expected to be exciting. The Saints are coming off a narrow home win against the Tennessee Titans, while the Panthers suffered a 24-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on the road.
The New Orleans Saints have a new quarterback, Derek Carr, who seems capable of leading the team to the playoffs in the post-Drew Brees era. In his debut game against the Titans, Carr showed promise by throwing for 305 yards and one touchdown. Although he had one interception, overall, he performed well. Carr has a 2-0 record against the Panthers in his career and is expected to continue his success in Week 2.
On the other hand, the Carolina Panthers had a disappointing performance in Week 1, losing 24-10 to the Falcons. Their rookie quarterback, Bryce Young, threw two interceptions but also managed to throw for one touchdown and 146 passing yards. However, these stats do not instill much confidence in Carolina’s fans for the rest of the season. Young might have a promising future, but he does not appear to be capable of leading the Panthers to the playoffs in 2023.
One prediction for the Saints vs. Panthers game is that the Saints will improve their record to 2-0 after Week 2. Additionally, it is expected that the Saints will cover the spread. Led by Derek Carr, the Saints’ offense is likely to perform well, while their defense should be able to handle Young and his teammates.