NFL Game Recap: New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers

10 December, 2023

In a strong display of defensive and offensive prowess, the New Orleans Saints reigned supreme within their home stadium over the Carolina Panthers. The Saints secured the lead early on in the game and ran away with their fifth win of the season, while the Panthers continued their losing streak.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 10, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Final Score

New Orleans Saints: 28

Carolina Panthers: 6

Quarterly Breakdown

New Orleans Saints

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 14

Quarter 3: 0

Quarter 4: 14

Total: 28

Carolina Panthers

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 3

Quarter 3: 3

Quarter 4: 0

Total: 6

Game Highlights

Notable touchdowns and field goals included:

  1. 14:55 of Second Quarter: Alvin Kamara 9 Yd Run (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  2. 4:37 of Second Quarter: D’Marco Jackson 8 Yd Fumble Return (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  3. 5:59 of Fourth Quarter: Chris Olave 7 Yd pass from Derek Carr (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  4. 4:29 of Fourth Quarter: Jimmy Graham 4 Yd pass from Derek Carr (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  5. 9:16 of Second Quarter: Eddy Pineiro 47 Yd Field Goal – Carolina Panthers
  6. 4:57 of Third Quarter: Eddy Pineiro 29 Yd Field Goal – Carolina Panthers

Team Performance

New Orleans Saints

The Saints registered 14 first downs and successfully converted 30% of their third down attempts, racking up a total of 207 yards. Despite losing a fumble and throwing one interception, the Saints’ defense was strong, notching four sacks and an interception return for a touchdown.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers managed 16 first downs, but struggled in their passing game. Amid their 76 plays, they could only manage 99 yards from passing and lost two fumbles. Their third and fourth down efficiency was also poor, with 40% and 14.3% conversion rates respectively.

Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints continue to face issues with injuries, inclusive of injuries to key players Blake Grupe and Chris Olave. Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers were without Hayden Hurst and DeShawn Williams for the game.

Division Standings

This win has boosted the Saints to third in the NFC South Division, whereas the Panthers remain at the bottom of the standings.

Upcoming Games

The Saints look forward to an uphill battle against the Atlanta Falcons whilst the Panthers will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with both teams seeking to shake off their current losing streaks.


This victory for the Saints provided a much-needed boost in their standings within the NFC South Division. While the Panthers gave it their all, their streak of losses continues. Both teams look forward to making a turnaround in their upcoming matches.

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