The Saints swept the Panthers during the regular season with the last meeting coming during Week 13 in a 31-21 victory for New Orleans.
But if you look to stop Ginn from beating you, then Ingram and Kamara can slowly win with chunks of yardage at a time, as they did against Buffalo when their team almost eclipsed 300 rushing yards in a 47-10 win. They'll also need their running backs to be fired up and ready to hit their lanes hard.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who'd been playing through a right ankle sprain, said he'd told coach Mike Zimmer he'd do whatever he needed to do to get through the Vikings' final three regular season games, knowing a bye would await the Vikings if they won those games.
Yesterday Fozzy Whittaker, Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey cut an old-school wrestling promo in the Panthers locker room. "You look at what they've been doing over the last four or five weeks".
Carolina's issue is that New Orleans has a ton of weapons all over the field. He played for Carolina in 2013 and in 2015 and '16.
But despite the Panthers' subpar showing against their wild card weekend opponent, Carolina has history on its side. "I know the team's ins and outs". They did beat them twice handily.
However, when it comes to matchups against Carolina, Thomas is a large target on quarterback Drew Brees' radar.
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"[It's] being able to have extra time to get treatment, to get massages and take advantage of the resources you have at your house: rolling out, stretching, things like that", wide receiver Adam Thielen said.
The Panthers are 3-0 in wild card games and 5-2 in first-played games in postseason - wild card and divisional round. Carolina has never lost in the opening round, the only team in the National Football League that can claim the honor. So for us, it's what we do.
Not all Saints will be so familiar with the Panthers.
One positive for Carolina was the absence of a few veteran playmakers on offense in both games.
The Bucs gained 110 yards rushing and had two receivers go over 100 yards, including Chris Godwin, who caught a go-ahead, 39-yard touchdown pass with 9 seconds left.
"Yeah, I wanted to play Carolina because I want to see how they operate", Lattimore said. "That's something we that we have not done a good job of this year".
Payton, who is 6-4 in the playoffs as Saints coach, is trying to maintain a fresh approach as well. "You pay attention to the personnel and the thing that you didn't do well in the early two games".