New Orleans (2nd - NFCS) at Carolina (1st - NFCS)

Matchup Details
Thu, Oct 30 - Bank of America Stadium
KICK OFF - 8:25 PM ET
W/LATSHomeAwayO/U
New Orleans 3-4-03-4-03-0-00-4-06-1-0
Carolina 3-4-15-3-02-2-01-2-15-3-0
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
New Orleans
PPlayerStatusNotes
TEJ. Graham
Prob Thurs
Shoulder
10/30/14
Graham is expected to play Thursday against the Panthers after recovering from a shoulder injury.
LBK. Knox
Prob Thurs
Ankle
10/28/14
Knox has missed the last two games with an ankle injury but is expected to return Thursday against the Panthers.
CJ. Goodwin
Out Thurs
Leg
10/30/14
Goodwin has not played since he left Week 7 with a leg injury. He will not return Thursday against the Panthers.
RBK. Robinson
Out Thurs
Forearm
10/30/14
Robinson did not play Week 8 due to a forearm injury and will miss Thursday's game against the Panthers.
FBA. Johnson
Out Thurs
Knee
10/30/14
Johnson will not play Thursday against the Panthers due to a knee injury.
LBD. Hawthorne
Out Thurs
Hand
10/30/14
Hawthorne is dealing with a hand injury and will miss Thursday's game against the Panthers.
RBP. Thomas
Out Thurs
Ribs
10/29/14
Thomas is recovering from a rib injury and will not play Thursday against the Panthers.
DEG. Foster
I-R
Knee
10/20/14
Foster has been placed on injured reserve due to a season-ending knee injury.
SJ. Byrd
I-R
Knee
10/07/14
Byrd has been placed on injured reserve with a season-ending torn lateral meniscus.
DBA. Davis
I-R
Undisclosed
10/04/14
Davis has been placed on injury reserve with an undisclosed injury.
Carolina
PPlayerStatusNotes
LBJ. Williams
Prob Thurs
Hip
10/30/14
Williams has been nursing a hip injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Saints.
TN. Chandler
Prob Thurs
Thigh
10/30/14
Chandler has been dealing with a thigh injury but will likely play Thursday against the Saints.
DTK. Short
Prob Thurs
Ankle
10/29/14
Short has an ankle injury but is expected to play Thursday against the Saints.
RBD. Williams
Prob Thurs
Ankle
10/28/14
Williams has not played since suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 4. He expects to return for Thursday's game against the Saints.
DEG. Hardy
out for season
Personal
10/30/14
Hardy has been placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission List and will not return this season.
CBB. Benwikere
Out Thurs
Ankle
10/30/14
Benwikere is dealing with an ankle injury and has missed the last three games. He will not return Thursday against the Saints.
GA. Silatolu
Out Thurs
Calf
10/30/14
Silatolu has missed the last two games due to a calf injury and will not return Thursday against the Saints.
RBF. Whittaker
Out Thurs
Thigh
10/30/14
Whittaker will not return Thursday against the Saints after missing the last two games with a strained thigh.
GT. Turner
Out Thurs
Knee
10/30/14
Turner is dealing with a knee injury and did not play Week 8. He will not be ready for Thursday's game against the Saints.
WRP. Brown
Out Thurs
Concussion
10/30/14
Brown missed Week 8 with a concussion and will not play Thursday against the Saints.
ST. DeCoud
Out Thurs
Hamstring
10/30/14
DeCoud will not play Thursday against the Saints due to a hamstring injury.
TB. Bell
Out Thurs
Elbow
10/30/14
Bell will not play Thursday against the Saints due to an elbow injury.
DEF. Alexander
Elig Week 16
Suspension
10/02/14
Alexander has been issued a ten-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
LBC. Blackburn
I-R
Knee
10/28/14
Blackburn has been placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury.
TER. Brockel
I-R
Foot
10/07/14
Brockel has been placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.
TG. Williams
I-R
Back
09/28/14
Williams has been placed on injured reserve due to a back injury.
FBM. Tolbert
Elig Week 13
Leg
09/23/14
Tolbert has been placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list due to a hairline fracture in his left leg.
OLE. Kugbila
I-R
Back
09/04/14
Kugbila has undergone spinal surgery and will miss the entire 2014 season.
TK. Hughes
I-R
Shoulder
09/04/14
Hughes has suffered a right shoulder injury and is on injured reserve.
QBM. Blanchard
I-R
Concussion
08/27/14
Blanchard has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion.
CK. Matthews
I-R
Shoulder
08/27/14
Matthews is suffering from a shoulder injury and has been placed on injured reserve.
WRD. Presley
Out indefinitely
Leg
09/04/14
Presley is on the PUP list with a left leg injury.
NEWS

Covers Preview - A vintage performance by Drew Brees has the New Orleans Saints back in the playoff picture in the woeful NFC South Division. The Saints, however, are going to have to prove they can win on the road to secure a spot and their next test comes Thursday night when they visit the Carolina Panthers. Brees passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's win over Green Bay, but New Orleans has dropped seven straight regular-season road games.

 
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