Posted: 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013
By James Dator
Carolina stays at home for its second straight game. The Panthers got a much-needed win over the New York Jets, but everything comes down to Sunday when they can secure a playoff spot and take over the NFC South with a victory. New Orleans can help spoil their playoff hopes and retain an outside shot at home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. ET at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
TV schedule and distribution map: FOX; The506.com
Live coverage and updates:
Radio schedule: New Orleans: WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM; Carolina: WBT AM 1110
More on the matchup: The Saints and Panthers meet for the second time in three weeks. New Orleans dominated the last matchup on Sunday Night Football, limiting Cam Newton's effectiveness in a 31-13 win. Switching fields could be the difference, with both teams playing far better at home than on the road. The key to a Panthers win is ensuring the game doesn't become a shootout, while the Saints need more of the same.