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NFL Playoffs: New Orleans Saints turn back Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

NFL Playoffs: New Orleans Saints turn back Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

And because the universe has a cruel sense of humor, Clay dropped a would-be third-down touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-26 loss in the Superdome, while two plays later, the vertical threat the Panthers let walk in free agency last spring scored an 80-yard touchdown pass that completely shifted the momentum in the Saints' favor.

Greg Olsen said assistant officials did not agree with the call... The victor advances to the NFC championship game. "I told him (Newton) I was coming all game".

Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, and Mark Ingram were risky enough, but Alvin Kamara has added a new layer to the offense, making the Saints as deadly as anyone on the offensive side of the ball.

Gritty stuff from Newton and the Panthers for sure, but on a day defined more by their missed opportunities, Brees could hardly miss a throw.

Instead, the pass wound up in the hands of Carolina safety Mike Adams.

"There's familiarity", said Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who completed 25 of 34 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in the 31-21 win and was 22 of 29 for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the 34-13 win. "I know everybody says that, but we really do. I think it broke the seal for us offensively, and obviously, got the crowd rolling".

"It's better to hold them to three rather than six", Bell said.

"I feel like it was kind of taken away from us".

"Carolina had their run at the Super Bowl, " said Saints Pro Bowl defensive end Cam Jordan, whose pressure on Newton instigated the key intentional grounding penalty and put the Panthers into desperation mode.

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For most of the regular season, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has carefully placed his future Hall of Fame right arm in a protective sleeve, using it only when necessary.

"Our quarterback was out of the pocket", he said.

QB Cam Newton: 14 TD passes, 12 turnovers (11 INT, one lost fumble) in last 11 games; eight TD passes, five turnovers (five INT, 0 lost fumbles) in first five games in '17; Newton: 41 TD passes, 30 INT, 10 rush TD in 30 games dating back to '16 (35 TD passes, 10 INT, 10 rush TD in 16 games in '15). "The ball was spread around quite a bit and guys were making plays when they had the chances".

"We've been preparing for this moment", Bell said.

All turnovers are reviewed under two minutes, and the play was clearly close enough to warrant a second look but it never happened.

But Newton returned with a vengeance, needing just three plays to whirl the Panthers 75 yards and back nipping at the Saints' heels.

Graham Gano missing a 25-yard field goal in the first half.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - For Saints coach Sean Payton and his players, it's a bit of a stretch to call their return to Minnesota a rematch. Thomas paced his team with eight catches for 131 yards. He threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey and had Carolina in scoring position in the final minute before the rally fell short.

Yet, unlike in the regular season, the Panthers" "D' did a number on Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who combined for just 68 yards from scrimmage, a little more than one-third of their regular-season average.


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