Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-3) Carolina Panthers (1-4) at New Orleans Saints (1-3), Sunday, 1 p.m.
Mike: Saints. The Panthers are on pace to set a new franchise record for points allowed, and the Saints will be more than willing to pile on after a bye week. Even if Cam Newton returns, the Saints will make this a shootout, which they’ll be able to keep close late.
Ricky: Saints. Superman needs to save Carolina’s season. Unfortunately for the Panthers, defense has been the team’s Kryptonite, so there’s only so much the quarterback can do.
Andre: Panthers. The Panthers’ defense has been bad, but they’re allowing a middle-of-the-pack 5.5 yards per play. Their problem has been turnovers. They have a minus-7 turnover differential, second-worst in the NFL. Well, guess what? The Saints don’t really force turnovers. They have just one interception this year.
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