Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints (9-3) host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers (9-3) in a battle for first place in the NFC South on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 6 p.m. CST on NBC.
After starting the season with a 1-3 record, the Panthers have won eight consecutive games and are tied with the Saints for first place in the NFC South. The Saints are coming off a road loss to the Seahawks, but New Orleans is undefeated at home this season and is looking to regain their lead in the division. The Panthers are riding the hottest defense in the NFL. The Panthers D doesn’t have a lot of overwhelming names, but it’s truly Gestalt. A lot more than the sum of its parts.