Opening drives previewed difficult game for Saints against Carolina | Week 2 Turning Point of the Game

New Orleans appeared poised to answer the call, with Deonte Harris returning the kickoff 32 yards to the Saints’ 35, and the Panthers being penalized for roughing the passer against quarterback Jameis Winston on the first offensive snap for the Saints.

But on the next play Winston was sacked for a 7-yard loss on first-and-10 from the 50. And after a 9-yard completion to Harris pulled the Saints into a more manageable third-and-8 from the Carolina 48-yard line, back-to-back false start penalties, by left tackle Terron Armstead and right guard Calvin Throckmorton, led to a much-less-favorable, third-and-18 from the Saints’ 42.

A short completion from Winston to running back Alvin Kamara preceded a punt, and the drives were previews of how the Saints would sputter on offense and defense against the Panthers.

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