Panthers Bring Familiar Face Back To The Superdome


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.