CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers could never really figure out Drew Brees when he was playing quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.
They're hoping things will be different on Sunday with Jameis Winston leading the Saints.
Brees dominated Carolina for more than a decade, going 18-11 as a starter against the Panthers and helping the Saints win eight of the last nine matchups, including a 2017 wild card playoff game.
But facing Winston could prove just as difficult for Carolina to defend given his ability to escape the pocket and throw the deep ball.
The Panthers are 25-28 all-time against the Saints, playing New Orleans more than any other opponent in franchise history.
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