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Vikings to face Brees, Saints in playoffs

08 January 2018, 03:43 | Marlene Fleming

Panthers running backs cut wrestling promo for Saints playoff

Panthers running backs cut wrestling promo for Saints playoff

Now in his seventh season with the Panthers, Rivera has proven to be a dependable leader whose three division titles and four playoff appearances would be the envy of many of his peers.

Their third meeting - also the first playoff clash between them - is loaded with story lines.

FAMILIAL INSPIRATION: Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whose 72 percent completion rate this season was an NFL record, enters his first playoff game in four years just days after traveling to Texas for the funeral of his 92-year-old grandfather, Ray Akins, a World War II veteran and long-time high school football coach.

Well, this season the New Orleans Saints have been running the ball much more than ever, terrorizing the league with the NFL's top running back tandem: Alvin Kamara and former Heisman Trophy victor Mark Ingram.

When Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore finished reviewing game video of the latest performance by New Orleans' defense, he came away unimpressed, but not discouraged.

If the Panthers are going to beat the Saints on Sunday in their wild-card showdown, their run game will have to be on point. That's quite a few more than the Atlanta Falcons (143), and more than double that of Carolina's first-round opponent, the New Orleans Saints (90). All three of those losses came on the road however as New Orleans has won each of its last seven games at home. "When you're in the grind of the game week, it's hard to find time to do those things". Olsen could prove to be the X-factor in the game, providing Newton a big target over the middle of the field he lacked in the previous matchups.

Bill Kinsinger, Pilot Flying Missing Texas-Bound Plane, Was Dog Rescue Volunteer
By Wednesday evening, the Coast Guard received a report saying the pilot was unresponsive, likely due to lack of oxygen. Reports suggested that the pilot had recently been running a transport for a charity that works with animals.

New Orleans beat Carolina twice in the regular season by a combined 31 points.

Although Olsen is back and considered to be healthy, Saints safety Rafael Bush said he expects the Panthers to continue to be a run-heavy offense. Even for players who weren't on the team's last injury report, the bye week carried plenty of value. If you have any questions or comments, make them during the program and we will try to use them. "We love it", PSL owner Peggy Schug said.

I know this: If Bad Cam shows up for the 3:40 p.m. kickoff (Fox), and not Good Cam, Carolina's chances of winning diminish greatly.

The NFL playoffs continue Sunday with a doubleheader starting in Jacksonville, Florida, where the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills ended lengthy post-season droughts to make a wild-card game.

Notes: LT Terron Armstead (thigh), DE Trey Hendrickson (ankle) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (concussion) all practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday after not playing in Tampa Bay last Sunday.



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