STADIUM: Bank of America Stadium
REFEREE: Scott Novak
DATE: Monday, September 18, 2023 GAME TIME: 7:15 PM ET
ESPN: Chris Fowler, Louis Riddick, Dan Orlovsky, Laura Rutledge
Westwood One: Bill Rosinski, Tony Boselli
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NO: 81 or 226 CAR: 83 or 225 National: 104 or 227
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: Series tied, 28-28 (CAR won 2 of past 3)
POSTSEASON: NO leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 1/8/23: CAR 10 at NO 7
POSTSEASON: NFC-WC: 1/7/18 CAR 26 at NO 31
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Dennis Allen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-3 Reg. Season: 16-38 (.296) Postseason: 0-0
Frank Reich vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-1 Reg. Season: 40-34-1 (.540) Postseason: 1-2 (.333)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS NOTES:
- QB DEREK CARR completed 23 of 33 atts. (69.7 pct.) for 305 yards & TD vs. INT for 96.1 in team debut last week, his 34thcareer 300-yard game. Passed for 239 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 107.5 rating in his only career start at Car. (9/13/20 w/ LV). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with 100+ rating.
- RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had 52 scrimmage yards (45 rush, 7 rec.) in NO debut last week.
- WR CHRIS OLAVE led team with 8 receptions for 112 yards in Week 1, his 4th-career 100-yard game. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Had career highs in catches (9) & rec. yards (147) in last road meeting.
- WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 5 catches for 61 yards in Week 1. Aims for his 7th in row with 5+ receptions. Has 531 receptions in 74 career games & can surpass Anquan Boldin (531) & Julio Jones (531) for most reception by player in 1st 85 career games all-time. Aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with 10+ catches & 120+
- WR RASHID SHAHEED had career-high 100 scrimmage yards (89 rec., 11 rush) & 3rd career TD catch last week.
- DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 PD & 0.5 sacks in Week 1. Has 4.5 sacks in his past 3 vs. Car. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Car. with TFL.
- LB DEMARIO DAVIS led team with 10 tackles & had TFL last week. Aims for his 6th in row on MNF with 7+ tackles. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 vs. Car. & PD in 4 of his past 5 vs. Car.
- DE CARL GRANDERSON had 1.5 sacks in Week 1.
- CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had league-high 4 PD & 15thcareer INT in Week 1.
- S MARCUS MAYE had 7th-career INT last week.
CAROLINA PANTHERS NOTES:
- CAROLINA playing 1st MNF game since 12/17/18 vs. NO.
- QB BRYCE YOUNG (rookie) completed 20 of 38 atts. (52.6 pct.) for 146 yards & TD vs. 2 INTs in NFL debut in Week 1. Expected to make 1st-career home start & 1st-career MNF start in Week 2.
- RB MILES SANDERS had 4 catches & 98 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 26 rec.) in team debut last week. Has 291 yards (97 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 3 career games vs. NO. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his 5 career MNF games.
- RB CHUBA HUBBARD had 69 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 9 rec.) in Week 1. Rushed for 69 yards in last meeting.
- WR ADAM THIELEN has 32 receptions (8 per game) for 429 yards (107.3 per game) & 2 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. NO. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NO with 7+ receptions.
- TE HAYDEN HURST led team with 5 receptions for 41 yards & had 1st rec. TD of season last week, his 15th-career TD catch.
- LB BRIAN BURNS had 7 tackles, 1.5 sacks & 8th-career FF in Week 1. Has TFL in 8 of his past 9. Has sack in 4 of his 6 career games vs. NO.
- LB FRANKIE LUVU had 7 tackles & sack last week. Has 2+ TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs. NO. Had 4 TFL in his final 4 home games last season.
- LB SHAQ THOMPSON had 5 tackles in Week 1. Has 6+ tackles in 10 of his past 11 home games.
- DT DERRICK BROWN led team with 9 tackles & 2 TFL & had 1st sack of season in Week 1, most tackles among all DL last week.
- S JEREMY CHINN had 7 tackles last week. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. NO. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with PD.
- S VONN BELL had 334 tackles, 14 TFL, 14 PD, 8 sacks, 7 FF, 7 FR in 61 games (2016-19) with NO.