Head Coach Sean Payton
RE: Game summary
Obviously, big win. So many things went into that win. Proud of defense. I thought they were outstanding. It's tough to win a division game on the road and we were able to do that.
RE: Vonn Bell's forced fumble
All of them were significant. We played with great energy and a good team win.
RE: One of the wilder wins here
We know every time we play Carolina – we've got a tremendous amount of respect for the tight games that we play in, and sometimes you can't predict how they're going to unfold. And yet this one went in a certain direction and it was a good win to get.
RE: Luke Kuechly
He's a tremendously smart player that does a great job of getting off blocks. It's always been a challenge with playing them twice a year, we'll be playing them two weeks from now so it will be another challenge.
RE: How you felt team overcame offensive line injuries
No injury updates. Any time you have players hurt.
RE: Run game
We had some big runs, some important runs.
RE: Passing game
It seemed like once we had a play there'd be a penalty. I'm sure there's going to be a lot we need to clean up and we will.
RE: Cam Newton's struggles due to his shoulder
I wouldn't say that. I'll have to see the film.
RE: Defense in a groove
Listen, it was great to see. To get the takeaways, getting the hurries. Third-down numbers were good and you know it's the right time of the year, too.
RE: Alvin Kamara
We had a few big runs. Mike Thomas' block on the one touchdown was huge. Look, we knew it was going to be a hard-fought game and we had players step in there – hung in there. Defensively, we were outstanding.
RE: Trick touchdown pass by Christian McCaffrey
That was a good play, good play. Tip your hat to them.
RE: Tommylee Lewis fumble
He fumbled it into the end zone. It's difficult, obviously.
New Orleans Saints coaches and staff from theirweek 15 game against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Dec. 17