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Joe Brady’s coaching career took off after his tenure with the New Orleans Saints. Teddy Bridgewater revived his career during his time with the Saints.

Now Brady and Bridgewater are key pieces to the 3-3 Carolina Panthers’ rebuilding effort as they visit New Orleans (3-2) on Sunday.

Brady was an offensive assistant under Sean Payton for two seasons before becoming passing game coordinator at LSU a year ago and transforming the Tigers’ offense as they rolled to the CFP championship.

Bridgewater proved his recovery from a devastating leg injury suffered with the Vikings in 2016 was complete as he helped lead the Saints to a 5-0 record while Drew Brees was sidelined by injury last season.

Now Brady is the Panthers’ offensive coordinator and Bridgewater is his starting quarterback.

First-year head coach Matt Rhule said the overlap that Brady and Bridgewater had in New Orleans in 2018 was “a game-changer” in the absence of any offseason program this summer because of COVID-19.

“We’ve been playing football for just two months or two and a half months,” Rhule said. “Had it been someone new, the language, all that stuff would have been really hard. They were able to sit in a room and a lot of the language was similar, some of it being new and different.

“Joe’s put his own twist on a lot of things obviously, but it’s the same basic premise, same overall philosophy and I think it really has helped us.”

Rhule praised Bridgewater’s “global understanding of football.”

“He’s unbelievably smart football wise, does a great job of understanding what we’re trying to get done, explaining it to others, having his own take on what we should get done,” Rhule said. “I think because of that he helps people play better, guys follow him and I think that’s because he’s a tremendous leader.”

The Saints, who are a half-game behind first-place Tampa Bay in their quest for a fourth consecutive NFC South title, are hopeful that All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas will play for the first time since injuring an ankle in the season opener.

Thomas was limited in practice Wednesday, but his absence from the Saints’ last game — a 30-27 overtime victory against the Chargers on Oct. 12 — was for disciplinary reasons. The Saints had their bye last week, giving Thomas’ ankle more time to heal.

“I think he’s feeling better,” Payton said.

The Saints will allow 3,000 fans into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the game. There were no spectators for the opener and the last two home games have featured a maximum of 750 guests of the team.

“It’s an important game,” Payton said. “It’s a division game. You really can’t control when your bye week is. We had ours and we handled a few things that we wanted to address.”

New Orleans won its last two games before the bye, but had to overcome a 14-0 deficit to beat Detroit 35-29 and twice trailed the Chargers by 10 points before rallying.

The Saints used the bye week to work on more complete performances.

“At the end of the day, it’s being the most efficient, most productive offense we can be,” Brees said. “In the running game, you can look at it as yards per carry, as short-yardage conversions, you can look at it any number of ways, but at the end of the day, are we sustaining drives? Do we have balance? Are we efficient? Are we avoiding negative plays and constantly getting positive plays? Are we scoring touchdowns and taking care of the football?

“So you really just try to simplify and look at it like that. When there are opportunities for big plays, are we making them? Otherwise, are we doing all the little things right to sustain drives and put points on the board.”

For the Saints, starting tackle Terron Armstead (hand) did not practice Wednesday.

For the Panthers, starters CB Donte Jackson (toe), defensive tackle Zach Kerr (toe) and guard John Miller (ankle) were limited.

–Field Level Media

Rot Teddy Bridgewater (CAR) Total Completions Moneyline
701 Over 25½ Completions
702 Under 25½ Completions
Rot Teddy Bridgewater (CAR) Total Passing Yards Moneyline
703 Over 280½ Passing Yards
704 Under 280½ Passing Yards
Rot First Scoring Play Moneyline
1007 Panthers TD
1008 Panthers FG
1009 Panthers Any Other Score
1010 Saints TD
1011 Saints FG
1012 Saints Any Other Score
Rot Will there be a Defensive or Special Teams TD Moneyline
1013 Yes
1014 No
Rot Total TDs in the Game Moneyline
1015 Over 5½ TDs
1016 Under 5½ TDs
Rot Total FGs Scored in the Game Moneyline
1017 Over 3½ FGs
1018 Under 3½ FGs
Rot Shortest TD in the Game Moneyline
1021 Over 1½ Yards
1022 Under 1½ Yards
Rot Longest FG Scored in the Game Moneyline
1023 Over 47½ Yards
1024 Under 47½ Yards
Rot A Team to Score 3 Unanswered Times Moneyline
1025 Yes
1026 No
Rot Team To Score Longest TD Moneyline
1027 Panthers
1028 Saints
Rot Team To Score Longest FG Moneyline
1029 Panthers
1030 Saints
Rot Team Scoring 1st Wins Game Moneyline
1031 Yes
1032 No
Rot Team to Call 1st Timeout Moneyline
1033 Panthers
1034 Saints
Rot Double Result Moneyline
1035 Panthers/Panthers
1036 Panthers/Tie
1037 Panthers/Saints
1038 Tie/Panthers
1039 Tie/Tie
1040 Tie/Saints
1041 Saints/Panthers
1042 Saints/Tie
1043 Saints/Saints
Rot Race To 10 Points Moneyline
1044 Panthers
1045 Saints
1046 Neither
Rot Will the Game go to Overtime Moneyline
1047 Yes
1048 No
Rot Highest Scoring Half Moneyline
1049 1st Half
1050 2nd Half
1051 Tie
Rot Highest Scoring Quarter Moneyline
1052 1st Quarter
1053 2nd Quarter
1054 3rd Quarter
1055 4th Quarter
1056 Tie
Rot Winning Margin Moneyline
1057 Panthers to win by 1-3 pts
1058 Panthers to win by 4-6 pts
1059 Panthers to win by 7-10 pts
1060 Panthers to win by 11-13 pts
1061 Panthers to win by 14-17 pts
1062 Panthers to win by 18-21 pts
1063 Panthers to win by 22 or more pts
1064 Saints to win by 1-3 pts
1065 Saints to win by 4-6 pts
1066 Saints to win by 7-10 pts
1067 Saints to win by 11-13 pts
1068 Saints to win by 14-17 pts
1069 Saints to win by 18-21 pts
1070 Saints to win by 22 or more pts
Rot Total Points Scored Moneyline
1071 00-14 Points
1072 15-21 Points
1073 22-28 Points
1074 29-35 Points
1075 36-42 Points
1076 43-49 Points
1077 50-56 Points
1078 57-63 Points
1079 64-70 Points
1080 71-77 Points
1081 78 or More Points
Rot 1st Half Total TDs Scored Moneyline
1082 Over 2½ TDs
1083 Under 2½ TDs
Rot 1st Half Total FGs Scored Moneyline
1084 Over 1½ FGs
1085 Under 1½ FGs
Rot Score in Last 2 min of the 1st Half Moneyline
1086 Yes
1087 No

– Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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