Reggie Bush, other Saints favorites will be back for Sunday's playoff game

Rachel Hardy
January 8, 2018

New Orleans (11-5) won the NFC South championship this season, with Carolina (11-5) a wild-card in the same division.

However, since the Week 13 matchup with the Saints, Carolina has won three of four games and has tallied 10 takeaways, tied for third best in the National Football League in that span.

4 seed Saints win will advance it to play at No. 2 seed Minnesota (13-3) next Sunday at 3:40 p.m. on FOX as No. 6 seed Atlanta (11-6) eliminated No. 3 seed Los Angeles Saturday night, 26-13, and will play at No. 1 seed Philadelphia (13-3) at 3:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC. It lost to Atlanta, 27-20, on December 28, 1991, in the dome after splitting with the Falcons during the regular season.

Still, Saints defenders expect Olsen to be a factor in a win-or-go-home playoff game.

According to the New Orleans Advocate, there will be a "very prominent alumni prescience" at the franchise's first playoff game against Carolina. Not true. It is more hard the other way around, historically speaking.

Cam Newton did not play well in two losses to the Saints this season.

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The 2017-18 regular season saw the Saints pick up a couple wins over the Panthers. Leading the pressure for New Orleans is defensive end Cameron Jordan. "Our backs were against the wall, and we responded accordingly".

But before looking too far ahead, first they have to get past each other.

"If you go back and look at some of the games they've lost, they for the most part have lost the time of possession battle which means (the opposition is) keeping Drew Brees off the field by the running the ball, running the clock", head coach Ron Rivera said. "You look at what they've been doing over the last four or five weeks". The Saints outscored the Panthers in those two games, 65-34. The Saints haven't lost a playoff game in the Superdome since 1992. He played for Carolina in 2013 and in 2015 and '16.

"You better believe my intensity is different", said the Carolina Panthers' star quarterback. "I feel like guys have been around and know how to approach this thing". They did beat them twice handily. "We're good. We're going to get up for this game for sure". Coleman was the target on the Saints' first pass of the game, and he made an 18-yard grab in the two-minute drill just before the half.

"[It's] being able to have extra time to get treatment, to get massages and take advantage of the resources you have at your house: rolling out, stretching, things like that", wide receiver Adam Thielen said.

Beyond that, however, the Saints coach asserts that teams evolve over the course of a season as they develop chemistry and adjust to roster or positional changes brought on by injuries.

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