Dec 1, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera on the field before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers’ Ron Rivera says he learned Saints are beatable


The Carolina Panthers are prepping for an NFC South battle against the New Orleans Saints. They watched the Seattle Seahawks dismantle the Saints on Monday Night Football, and Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he learned one thing on Monday night.

“I learned that they’re beatable,” he said Wednesday at his news conference. “I thought Seattle played a very good game and I thought some things were off for New Orleans. But it was good to see, give you a little bit of a jump, a little bit of a head start on our next opponent.”

The Saints are just looking to bounce back and Rivera thinks they have the weapons to do so.

“There are a lot of things they’re doing offensively that make you say, ‘Wow,’” Rivera told the team’s official website. “A lot of people thought last year that Jimmy Graham had an off-year, but now watching him he looks like he’s in the form he was two years ago. Darren Sproles, I’ve got a bottle of Tums next to me because he is a heck of a football player. And Drew Brees is having a classic Drew Brees season.”

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  • Cam.45 (Smith&Olsen)

    Not gonna get any better this Sunday…then this game! So glad they moved it to Sunday night, eh?
    Obviously being biased but Carolina wins 20-14, Luke covers Graham all night and our line bottles up Sproles. Cam uses his legs, Ginn steps up and Smith has his first 100yrd game of the year…

    **Fingers Crossed!**

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