SERIES LEADER: Carolina leads the all all-time series between the two teams, 14-12.
STREAKS: The last are riding a one game winning streak in the series, which snapped a four game Carolina winning streak.
COACHES VS. OPP.: Sean Payton 1-3 .. John Fox 8-4.
LAST WEEK: Saints defeated Oakland, 34-3. Carolina lost at Tampa, 27-3.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Matt Vasgersian, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 129 (NO), 121 (Car.). XM: 109 (Car.). SAINTS RADIO NETWORK: WWL (870 AM Flagship) : Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Gus Katteneill. Saints Spanish Radio: WFNO (830 AM) is the Spanish-language affiliate of the Saints. Marco Garcia and Hector Pineda.
<span style=""> <span style="">NOTES</span> <span style="">SAINTS:</span> In past 2 starts at Carolina QB DREW BREES has completed 52 of 74 (70.3 pct.) for 609 yards with 4 touchdowns vs. one interception for a 107.3 passer rating. When Brees has 100 rating, his teams are 27-6 (.818). Since joining Saints in 2006 Brees has passed for 10,834 yards, the most in NFL. He aims for his fifth consecutive game with 320 yards & has 1,434 yards (358.5 per game) in past four games. In his past four games vs. division opponents, Brees has completed 92 of 132 (69.7 pct.) for 1,110 yards with 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 116.7 rating…RB-PR REGGIE BUSH leads NFC with 41 receptions. Bush had rush & rec. touchdown last week & has four touchdowns in past two games (2 PR, 1 rush, 1 rec.). RB DEUCE MC ALLISTER aims for fourth game in row vs. Carolina with rush TD. McAllister has four touchdowns in past three, including two touchdowns in 9/11/05 meeting. Saints are 11-3 (.786) when McAllister has two or more rushing touchdowns…WR DEVERY HENDERSON is averaging 32.1 yards per catch this year (12 for 385 yards). WR LANCE MOORE had a touchdown catch in last meeting between the two teams…DE WILL SMITH has 7.0 sacks in past 14 games and has 4.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles & 2 fumble recoveries in 7 games vs. Carolina. S ROMAN HARPER had interception & forced fumble in last meeting. DE BOBBY MC CRAY had 2.0 sacks last week.
PANTHERS: QB JAKE DELHOMME is 6-2 (.750) vs. New Orleans, his former team. He aims for third in row vs. NO with 100 rating. In past 2 vs. NO, Delhomme has completed 42 of 56 (75.0 pct.) for 376 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 interceptions for 116.4 rating. As starter, when Delhomme has 110.0 rating, his teams are perfect 13-0. Has won 6 of past 7 starts vs. division, posting 95.1 rating & throwing 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs.…Team is 7-0 when RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS rushes for 80 yards. Rookie RB JONATHAN STEWART (1st round) has 4 rush TDs in past 5. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 4 rush TDs…WR STEVE SMITH has 7 TDs (6 rec., 1 rush) in past 6 meetings. Had 6 catches for 112 yards (18.7 avg.) last week. WR MUHSIN MUHAMMAD has 22 catches for 388 yards (97.0 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 vs. NO…DE JULIUS PEPPERS ranks 1st in team history with 59.0 sacks & 21 FFs. Had INT in last meeting. S CHRIS HARRIS had INT in 10/7/07 meeting & had FF vs. NO in 2006 NFC Championship (with Chi.). CB CHRIS GAMBLE has 2 INTs in past 4 meetings, incl. 18-yard INT-TD.