NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints improved to 9-3 on the season after beating Carolina, and now hold a one game lead over the Panthers (8-4) in the NFC South. If the teams tie for the division lead, the Saints would advance with the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Black and Gold beat the Panthers in both matchups this season.
The Saints hold the 4th spot in the NFC conference with only four games left in the regular season.
Here is a breakdown of the team's stunning victory through photos from Mark Lagrange:
Record setter: With this catchy by Thomas, Drew Brees moves into 2nd place in all time NFL completions
Kamara scores early
Payton stays focused and strategic in offensive play calling
Shouldn't that be a penalty?
Ginn almost makes it in
Stewart stretches over for the touchdown
Brees throws intentional grounding while under pressure
Ingram reverses field, turning defender around several times on same run.
Banjo celebrates turnover following Carolina's botched punt attempt.
Kamara tip toes the sideline with Payton watching from behind.
Make way. Coming through
This fan got an unexpected gift from Thomas following record setting touchdown
Snead gets back in the action.
Kamara breaks free.
Shoving 'em out.
Not exactly sure what this message is
The Saints deliver their own message as Jordan divert this passing play.
Newton being sacked to the ground.
Jordan continuing to apply pressure
Jordan celebrating defensive force.
Newton, being checked after sack.
Fake handoff to Kamara
Not exactly Brees's best angle looking into the camera following a sack.
Ingram crossing the goal line for a touchdown
Now that's a new celebration
Fan summing it up