Game facts: Saints at Panthers

Next Gen Stat:  Drew Brees has the fastest average time to throw of any quarterback in the league (2.37 seconds).

Sack prevention:  With Drew Brees' quick release time, the Saints have minimized sacks, allowing just 13 this season (T-3rd fewest in NFL).

Troubles with Panthers' pass rush:  Brees has been sacked 30 times in 20 career games against the Panthers (most times sacked by any opponent in his career).

Brees still in his prime:  Drew Brees has five straight games with a 100+ passer rating (longest active streak in the NFL).

Defensive standout:  DT Nick Fairley leads the Saints with 4.5 sacks and is tied for the team lead with 15 QB hits.

Poor pass defense:  The Saints defense allows a league-high 292.7 pass yards per game.

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