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Saints stage comeback to beat Panthers

By Tiffany Blackmon - bio | email

NEW ORLEANS, LA (KPLC)-  The Saints are off to their best start in franchise history. They posting another come from behind victory to the Carolina Panthers 30-20, and are now 8-0.

The Saints appeared to be caught off guard at the beginning of the game when Panther’s Deangelo Williams scored two touchdowns to go ahead of the Saints 14-0.

For the first time this season the Saints failed to score a touchdown in the first half of the game, but they set the stage for their comeback in the third.

The Saints rallied back from an 11 point half time deficit, with a Pierre Thomas 10 yard touchdown run to cut the Panthers lead 17-13.

The Panthers later added a John Kasay kick to take a 20-17 lead.

With only one second remaining in the third quarter Drew Brees found Robert Meachem on a 63 yard pass to tie the score at 20.

The pass was only Brees’ only touchdown. He overcame two turnovers in the first half and threw a total of 330 yards in the game.

The Saints opened up the fourth quarter with a John Carney kick to take the lead 23-20. They’re final score was made on a defensive play in which Charles Grant stopped Williams just outside the Panthers endzone. Williams fumbled the ball and Anthony Hargrove returned the fumble on a a 1 yard run.

This was the Saints third comeback game this season.  The face the St. Louis Rams on the road next week.

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