The Saints, who how have the league's best record at 12-2, went down early as the Panthers opted not to punt on fourth down and instead Christian McCaffrey found Chris Manhertz for a 50-yard score.
Wil Lutz was true with the boot from 46 and 24 yards as the Saints went into the half 7-6 down.
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But Kamara put on the jets and was able to get good blocking as he found the end zone with 12 minutes left to play.
The attempted two-point conversion failed, with Drew Brees intercepted by Donte Jackson and returned for two.
But a late drive from the Panthers was halted as Cam Newton's attempt to Ian Thomas fell short on fourth down as the Saints took the win.