For the third consecutive season, the Saints will close out the regular season with a trip to Bank of America Stadium to play the Panthers (12:00 p.m. CST). In the offseason, the Panthers signed QB Teddy Bridgewater, who played for New Orleans from 2018-19 and went 5-0 as a starter last season during a five-game stretch when Brees was sidelined with a right thumb injury. Bridgewater will face off against the Saints for the third time in his career. Bridgewater saw his first NFL action against the Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Week Three of 2014 when he came on in relief of Matt Cassel.
Saints at Panthers Tickets and History for Week 17 on January 3, 2021
History: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
The regular season series is tied 25-25 with the Saints capturing the only playoff meeting between the two clubs. In 2019, New Orleans swept Carolina for the second time in three seasons, as 34-31 win at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 24 and a 42-10 victory to close out the regular season on December 29. The Saints are 13-12 all-time on the road against the Panthers. This will be the third consecutive year the Saints and Panthers close out the regular season and the eleventh time since Carolina entered the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1995.