CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The road has been cruel and unmerciful to the New Orleans Saints all season.
But never more so than in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
This one was the hardest for the Saints (10-5) to take because they were actually proud of their effort. This wasn't like those games in which they flat-lined at St. Louis or New York or Seattle. This time, they grinded and gritted and gutted out a performance that was almost good enough to win for 59 minutes.