CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A week after giving up sole possession of first place in the NFC South with a woeful road performance, the Panthers were dominant again at home.
Drew Brees and the league's second-rated offense were no match in a 30-7 Carolina victory Sunday.
Jake Delhomme threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns, Jonathan Stewart rushed for another score and the Panthers' defense shut down the New Orleans Saints.
With the loss the Saints drop to 3-4 on the season, making them the only NFC South team under .500. New Orleans will try to even their record next week when they face San Diego in London.