The chief of Carolina’s vaunted protection is not mystified through its odd efficiency on Sunday, when Drew Brees torched the Panthers for 3 touchdowns and 282 yards. Jointly, the Saints offense hung 38 issues at the board and just about passed the Panthers their first regular-season loss in a calendar yr.
However linebacker Luke Kuechly greater than understands why his unit collapsed for in point of fact the primary time all season. On Monday, Kuechly gave a perfect easy rationalization.
#Panthers LB Luke Kuechly: “Folks question me, “What came about on your protection?” Drew Brees came about to our protection. That is what came about.”
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 7, 2015
He is not essentially fallacious.
Panthers pulling away? Now not so rapid. Drew Brees is going DEEP to Brandin Chefs for a 54-yard TD. #NOvsCAR https://t.co/ewjshr2gYT
— NFL (@NFL) December 6, 2015
This is the excellent news for the Panthers: the Saints protection one-upped the Panthers’ dreadful defensive day, because the Panthers offense scored 41 issues. Moreover, the Panthers most probably should not worry a repeat efficiency.
At the season, even after Sunday, the protection is ranked No. three in yards allowed and No. nine in issues allowed.
However the unit’s speciality is its skill to drive turnovers. And, on Sunday, the Panthers nonetheless controlled to snag their 29th takeaway of the season, a host that leads the league via a large margin.
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