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Panthers backs should be back for Saints game

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The Panthers always want to run, but in a week when they’ll want the ball out of the hands of quarterback Drew Brees, it’s more important than most.

The good news entering Sunday night’s showdown with the Saints is that their backfield should be ready to roll.

DeAngelo Williams is back after missing a week with a quadriceps contusion, and coach Ron Rivera said the break was significant.

“Any time you get a break, miss a week or two or three, you are going to have more bounce, a little bit more energy, because the body gets a rest,” Rivera said, via David Newton of “For a running back to be able to take a break like that, it’s going to help him.”

Rivera also said Jonathan Stewart should be fine despite missing the last two days of practice.

While the presence of quarterback Cam Newton and fullback Mike Tolbert mean the backs aren’t putting up numbers like they have in the past, having all hands on deck will only help against a team which can score more quickly.

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12 Responses to “Panthers backs should be back for Saints game”
  1. thepftpoet says: Dec 5, 2013 4:39 PM

    Ice up…..


  2. numbr4stuna says: Dec 5, 2013 4:51 PM

    Should be a great game! Can’t wait. Who Dat!?

  3. nfloracle says: Dec 5, 2013 5:00 PM

    Who Dat better bring their A game on Sunday and even with that they’ve most likely going to lose this one. The Big Cats are on the prowl and definitely have their claws out for the NFC South title.

  4. corkspop says: Dec 5, 2013 5:16 PM

    And while the Saints go after Newton, Smith and Williams……. Mike Tolbert is going to crush somebody bad! Look Out!

  5. whoisrdymlz says: Dec 5, 2013 5:36 PM


  6. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 5, 2013 6:07 PM

    New Orleans will be focused all week.

    Carolina is gonna get beat in New Orleans.

  7. thundastormz says: Dec 5, 2013 7:20 PM

    Who Dat is over-rated and hot exposed last week. If they couldn’t move the ball then wait until they meet the #1 defense. Not to mention that terrible defense from last year showing back up. If Russel the Midget Wilson shredded you Cam is going to have a hayday!

  8. pipkinite says: Dec 5, 2013 7:43 PM

    How much you wanna bet that Russell Wilson is taller than “thundastormz”

  9. thereyougo2 says: Dec 5, 2013 9:55 PM

    Saints will be in S bowl against either New England or Bengals. That actor out in Seattle will be exposed as the former coach of New England. Love Cam Newton but a little bit away.

  10. thundastormz says: Dec 5, 2013 10:14 PM

    You may not want to bet too much because I’m 6’3″ while Wilson is listed at 5’11”. Nice try though. Wanna try again? Keep Pounding baby!

  11. pipkinite says: Dec 6, 2013 1:22 PM

    Sure ya are, champ. #internetfight

  12. kimbo71006 says: Dec 6, 2013 2:01 PM

    NOT…GONNA…HELP…Saints predicted to win on Sunday and will handidly.

    Undefeated in Dome this season and undefeated on SNF in the Dome.


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