Dec 6, 2015 at 9.25pm UK at ​Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
Watson (8:16), Anthony (4:04)
Tolbert (14:55), Stewart (1:55)
Ginn Jr (10:26), Funchess (4:56)
McGinn Jnr (11:54), Cotchery (1:10)
Coleman (14:02), Ingram (5:21)

Half-Time Report: New Orleans Saints hold slender half-time lead over Carolina Panthers

The New Orleans Saints battle into a slender 16-13 lead over the Carolina Panthers come half time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the NFL.

The New Orleans Saints hold a tight 16-13 half-time lead over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL this evening.

The home side began the contest in a dominant fashion and they inevitably took the lead through Benjamin Watson, who made use of a 14-yarder from Drew Brees to complete the touchdown.

The Saints were soon 14-0 ahead before the conclusion of the first, this time as Stephone Anthony capitalised on a 31-yard fumble return to push the hosts into a strong lead.

The Panthers responded positively at the start of the second quarter, however, and they found a route back into the game thanks to Mike Tolbert, as he caught hold of a 13-yard pass from Cam Newton to move the scores to 14-7.

Things grew even more promising for Carolina just a few minutes later, as they moved within touching distance of the Saints, this time as Jonathan Stewart completed a five-yard rush, before seeing Graham Gano fail with the extra attempt.

Thankfully for New Orleans, they were able to press on into a very slender advantage come the break, with Anthony profiting from a defensive two-point attempt having recovered a blocked kick.

Josh Hill and Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against the Minnesota Vikings on September 21, 2014
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