Panthers Bring Familiar Face Back To The Superdome

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Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) – Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater makes his first start against the Saints since leaving New Orleans in free agency.

Bridgewater went 5-0 as Saints starter in 2019 while Drew Brees was recovering from a thumb injury. Bridgewater has passed for 300 or more yards in two of three road starts while running the offense of first-year Panthers coordinator Joe Brady. Brady was a Saints assistant in 2017 and 2018.

The Saints are coming off a bye entering Sunday’s game in the Superdome. Receiver Michael Thomas will miss his fifth straight game after injuring his hamstring this week.