At this rate, the Panthers are going to see every offensive option.
Already without starting RB DeAngelo Williams, backup Jonathan Stewart left with an apparent concussion.
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Then QB Matt Moore left in the second quarter with a shoulder problem, giving rookie Jimmy Clausen yet another chance.
Moore's return (and Stewart's) was described as questionable, and it may already be too late.
The Saints lead 17-3 at halftime, thanks to QB Drew Brees' second touchdown pass of the day, this one to TE Jimmy Graham.
Clausen made the game's most entertaining play, avoiding a safety by throwing it sidearm in the general direction of WR Steve Smith, the first time he had been targeted all day.
Otherwise, there wasn't much action for the home team, as they're no worse on offense with the backups than the starters.
Panthers MLB Dan Connor left with a hip injury. In his absence, Jon Beason shifted back inside to his natural position, and Nic Harris lined up on the weakside.
-- Darin Gantt