Saints 20, Panthers 17
The Gazette, Colorado Springs
Charlotte, N.C.: Tony Jones Jr. ran for two touchdowns, rookie Blake Grupe kicked two field goals and the New Orleans Saints beat the Carolina Panthers, improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2013. Jones replaced the injured Jamaal Williams late in the first half and ran for 34 yards on 12 carries. The Saints’ defense did the rest, holding Panthers rookie Bryce Young to 153 yards passing in his home debut. New Orleans limited Carolina (0-2) to 239 yards and sacked Young, the top overall pick in the draft, four times.