New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: Live Score, Video, and Analysis

Charles Edwards@@CEdwards80Contributor ISeptember 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 1: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers scrambles against Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Week 2 is here and today's game features a division clash between two NFC South foes.  The New Orleans Saints will do battle with the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium and both teams find themselves coming off surprising losses in Week 1. 

Quick Hits

These two teams are tied all time at 17-17 against one another.

The Saints have a four game winning streak against the Panthers heading into this game.

This is the first meeting between the two teams after the infamous last game of the 2011 season that saw the Saints run up the score and the first since the Bounty Gate scandal came to light, mentioning Panthers quarterback Cam Newton as being a marked man.

Injury Report

New Orleans Saints

Turk McBride/DE - Out

Jabari Greer/CB - Questionable

Scott Shanie/LB - Questionable

Devery Henderson/WR - Out

Johnny Patrick/CB - Out

Carolina Panthers

Steve Smith/WR - Questionable

Jonathan Stewart/RB - Questionable

Greg Hardy/DE - Probable

Jeff Byers/C- Probable

Kenny Onatolu/LB - Probable

Mike Pollack/G - Doubtful

Interesting storyline from this game came just this morning about one of the replacement referees NFL after learning he is a Saints fan" class="grade" target="_blank">being substituted by the NFL after learning he is a Saints fan.  It's moments like this where you really want the original officials back on the field calling the games. 

More to follow soon....