The league’s top-ranked defense is getting picked apart, and they don’t have long to catch their breath.
The Saints have raced to a 21-6 halftime lead on the Panthers, with Drew Brees at his surgical best.
The Saints have thrown for 183 yards and three touchdowns at halftime, after he was held to 147 yards last week against the Seahawks.
The difference is the Seahawks were able to get some pressure on Brees, and had personnel in the secondary to cover and make Brees make some choices.
The Panthers aren’t getting there with their front four tonight, and Brees is making them pay. He also gets the ball to start the second half, which could allow him to put this one out of reach quickly.