4:45 LRN Sportscast

The Saints look to get to 2-0 on the season when they battle the Panthers tonight on Monday night football. Carolina swept the season series from New Orleans last season and since 2021, the Black and Gold have only averaged 12 points a game against the Panthers. Kick-off is at 6:15. New Orleans is a three point favorite.

The NFC South is showing signs that it’s better than what many people thought going into the season. Atlanta and Tampa Bay are both off to 2-0 starts. The Falcons rallied to beat the Packers 25 to 24 yesterday, while the Buccaneers defeated the Chicago Bears 27-17.

Meanwhile, Joe Burrow and the Bengals are 0-2 after losing to the Ravens 27-24. After the game, Burrow said his calf muscle which kept him out of most training camp is sore again. Also Sean Payton and the Broncos are 0-2 after losing to the Commanders 35-33.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels and wide receiver Malik Nabers are co-SEC Offensive Players of the Week as a result of their performances in Saturday’s 41-14 win over Mississippi State. Daniels was super sharp in Starkville completing 30 of 34 passes for 367 yards and a pair of touchdowns, he also rushed for two scores. Nabers caught 13 passes for 239 yards and two TDs.

A lot of the focus is on the offense’s performance against State, but the defense was outstanding as well, allowing just 79 yards in the first half. Coach Brian Kelly says the players on defense asked the coaching staff to push them harder…
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LSU did not have safety Greg Brooks for the game and it’s unclear when he’ll be available to play again. Kelly says Brooks suffered a medical emergency and can’t provide anymore information.