The Panthers initially entered the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1995 and since then, they lead the series 19-18. The clubs were in the NFC West from 1995-2001 and the rivalry has continued in the NFC South. The Saints have a 9-8 record in contests played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Of the 37 games in the series, 17 have been decided by eight points or less, with New Orleans winning nine. Of the last 10 meetings between the two clubs, four have been settled by three points or less. The Saints' longest winning streak was a five-game stretch from 2000-02.
In the 37 games of the series there has been:
•776 points scored by New Orleans, 783 allowed.
•A five-game New Orleans winning streak from 2000-02.
•A four-game New Orleans winning streak in games played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from 1998-2001.
•19 games decided by double-digits.
•Five games decided by 21 or more points.
•18 games decided by eight points or less.
•One 33-point win by New Orleans.
•A 22-point loss by New Orleans.
Saints' Largest Margin of Victory:31 points, Saints won 34-3, 11/7/10 at Bank of America Stadium
Panthers' Largest Margin of Victory:32 points, Panthers won 45-13, 1/2/00 at Ericsson Stadium
Current Series Streak:One game winning streak for New Orleans, December 8, 2013 to present
Saints' Longest Win Streak:Five games, October 15, 2000-11/10/02
Panthers' Longest Win Streak:Four games (twice), 12/18/05-10/7/07 (most recent) and 12/29/02-12/5/04
Most Points by Saints in a Game:45 points, Saints won 45-17, 1/1/12 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Most Points by Panthers in a Game:45 points, Panthers won 45-13, January 1/2/00 at Ericsson Stadium
Most Combined Points (Both Teams):82 points, Panthers won 44-38, 12/30/12 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Fewest Points by Saints in a Game:Zero points, Panthers won 13-0, 10/19/97 at Superdome
Fewest Points by Panthers in a Game:Three points, Saints won 34-3, 11/7/10 at Bank of America Stadium
Fewest Combined Points (Both Teams):13 points, Panthers won 13-0, 10/19/97 at Superdome
Most Rushing Yards (Saints):RB Ricky Williams, 147 yards on 31 carries (4.7 avg.) with one TD on 10/14/01 at Ericcson Stadium.
Most Passing Yards (Saints):QB Drew Brees, 396 yards on 29 of 43 passing (67.4 %) with four touchdowns (118.0 rating) on 12/30/12 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Most Receptions (Saints):(Tie) RB Darren Sproles, 13 receptions for 128 yards (9.8 avg.) on 9/16/12 at Bank of America Stadium (Most Recent). WR Joe Horn, 13 receptions for 150 yards (11.5 avg.) and one TD on 12/2/01 at the Louisiana Superdome (First).
Most Receiving Yards (Saints):WR Joe Horn, 160 yards on eight receptions (20.0 avg.) with two TDs on 12/5/04 at Superdome.