Detillier: Saints primed for big night against Carolina

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The New Orleans Saints will seek their second straight win to open the NFL season when they take on the Carolina Panthers tonight.

One analyst says the Carolina Panthers are full of weaknesses that the Saints can exploit to achieve a victory.

"You force them to say, 'Okay. If you're going to beat me, beat me throwing it," WWL NFL analyst Mike Detillier told WWL's Tommy Tucker.

Detillier says he expects the Saints defense to have another good week defending the run. However, Detillier believes the biggest key for the Saints defense is to force Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young to make the same type of mistakes he made last week against Atlanta, including a couple of costly interceptions.

"You gotta be able to stop the run first, and then come up with a couple of different looks that Bryce Young hasn't seen before," Detillier said.

On offense, Detillier believes a Saints sophomore receiver could have a big night.

"I think Chris Olave plays a huge part in this game," Detillier said.

In fact, Detillier believes the Saints wideout could be the biggest key to the team's offensive success tonight. Detillier says that Olave will potentially be placed in a mismatch with a Carolina defender. According to Detillier, that could open the door for quarterback Derek Carr to connect with Olave early and often.

"If I see  Chris Olave is one-on-one with C. J. Henderson, I'm throwing the football there until I can't throw it any more."

Kickoff is set for 6:15 p.m. on WWL.

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