No running backs, no problem for the New Orleans Saints against the Panthers. The Black and Gold secured a #2 seed in the NFC and begins preparation for a home playoff game against the Bears next week.

It has been a while since Ty Montgomery played running back, but he was right at home behind #9 Sunday against the Panthers. The transition was easy and his performance showed.

The Saints defense only allowed seven points in a week where they had to step up big. A couple of sacks this week completes a dream season for the defensive lineman.

Saints DB Grant Haley was pressed into service this weekend against the Panthers and he stepped up big. He lead the team in tackles and picked up his first career interception on Sunday.

Saints leading wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was all smiles after leading the wideouts against the Carolina Panthers. He picked up nine catches, including enough to eclipse a bonus in his contract.

Saints LB Alex Anzalone knew that the defense had to step up Sunday against the Panthers and they finished with a complete effort in Carolina. His time came to return as a starter and he felt right at home.

Deuce McAllister has been around football for a long time and he has never seen a week like New Orleans had heading into Carolina. The former Saints great focused on the team motto of “Next Man Up”.