NEW ORLEANS — The Saints overcame a weak defense to beat the Carolina Panthers by a field goal 34-31 Sunday at the Superdome. 

Here's what some of the national pundits and outlets had to say after the game.

Saints' narrow escape over Panthers leads to NFC South runaway - Mike Triplett, ESPN

Panthers came close again versus the Saints, but close doesn’t win games in the NFL - Alaina Getzenberg, The Charlotte Observer

Drew Brees' Saints win on field goal in final seconds after Carolina miss - Cody Benjamin, CBS Sports

Sean Payton after beating Panthers: “Wasn’t New York’s best game” - Darin Gantt, NBC Sports

Saints survive pass interference controversy as missed kicks doom Panthers - Jason Owens, Yahoo Sports

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