The Saints couldn’t get out of their own way Sunday.
They had three turnovers, one of which was returned for a touchdown, seven penalties, a blocked field goal and a missed field goal. It added to a 22-14 loss for New Orleans.
Both teams now sit 1-2.
The Saints had 426 yards, but it wasn’t enough.
Jameis Winston went 25-of-41 for 353 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw two interceptions.
The Panthers gained only 293 yards, but it was enough.
Eddy Pineiro had field goals of 45, 48 and 34 yards to complete scoring drives of 40, 52 and 19 yards.
Mayfield was 12-of-25 for 170 yards and the touchdown, and Christian McCaffrey ran for 108 yards on 25 carries.