MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – The Carolina Panthers will be trying to stay undefeated in the NFL this season against the New Orleans Saint at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.
PANTHERS LOOK TO EXTEND STREAK
Behind some positive performances from QB Cam Newton and a strong defensive line, the Panthers has pushed out to an 11-0 start this term and the NFC leaders will seek to extend that run in the NFL Week 13 fixtures.
Carolina’s overall regular-season winning streak is now 15-games and the travelers head into Sunday’s matchup hoping to secure another win at the site in which the current streak all started last year when they beat the Saints 41-10 to snap a six-game skid.
The Panthers are coming off a comfortable 33-14 victory in their last outing on Thanksgiving Day at a depleted Dallas Cowboys side, and they come into this face-off as 6.5-point favorites, according to Oddshark.
Total for this game is sitting at 50.
New Orleans (4-7) are on a three-game losing streak coming into this home battle and has dropped its last outing, 24-6 against the Houston Texans on the road.
The NFC South strugglers have already given up an NFL season-worst 339 points at an average of 30.8 per game, which is also 32nd in the league.
Come Sunday, Drew Brees and co. will face a Panthers side ranked third in the NFL for points allowed and points scored per game, at 18.6 and 30.2.
PATRIOTS READY TO BOUNCE BACK IN NFL WEEK 13
After losing for the first time this season last week, the New England Patriots will be in a hurry to start over again when they play host to the Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
The Patriots (10-1) saw its winning streak on the campaign snapped at 10-games against the Denver Broncos a week ago, and Tom Brady and his troops will be craving to get back on the field to put that slight setback behind them.
The defending champions will have to start again, though, without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been ruled out this game against the Eagles with a knee injury he picked up late in the defeat at the Broncos.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola is also carrying a knee problem and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s NFL Week 13 home battle.
Philadelphia heads on the road on a three-game losing streak and could find this fixture a little rough to handle as well.
Chip Kelly’s side, which was hammered 45-14 on the road by the Detroit Lions the last time out in their annual Thanksgiving fixture, has also dropped four of the last five games, which is no surprise to anyone that they are the 7.5-point underdogs against the Patriots.
In other NFL Week 13 fixtures on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) will look to continue building on their five-game winning streak when they travel to O.co Coliseum to battle with the Oakland Raiders (5-6), while the Arizona Cardinals (9-2), also on a five-game winning streak will take on the Saint Louis Rams (4-7).
Elsewhere, the Broncos (9-2) will take on the San Diego Chargers (3-8), Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) battle with the Cleveland Browns (2-9), while the Houston Texans (6-5) take their four-game winning streak into the clash with the Buffalo Bills (5-6).
NFL Week 13 Fixtures
Sunday, December 6
New York Jets at New York Giants 1:00 PM CBS MetLife Stadium,
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams 1:00 PM FOX Edward Jones Dome
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM FOX Raymond James Stadium
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM FOX TCF Bank Stadium
Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM CBS Ralph Wilson Stadium,
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM CBS Sun Life Stadium
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM FOX FirstEnergy Stadium
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans 1:00 PM CBS Nissan Stadium
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM FOX Soldier Field
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers 4:05 PM CBS Qualcomm Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders 4:05 PM CBS O.co Coliseum
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 4:25 PM FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 4:25 PM FOX Gillette Stadium
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:30 PM NBC Heinz Field
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Monday, December 7
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins 8:30 PM ESPN, WatchESPN FedEx Field
NFL WEEK 13 RESULTS
Thursday, December 3
Green Bay Packers 27, Detroit Lions 23
Aaron Rodgers 273 (PASSING LEADER)
Ameer Abdullah 67 (RUSHING LEADER)
Richard Rodgers 146 (RECEIVING LEADER)