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Noel Acciari Jersey .C. - The Saints offence is potent enough with Drew Brees.But if they continue to get big games on the ground from Mark Ingram, they may just leave the rest of the weak NFC South in the dust.Brees threw for 297 yards and a touchdown and also ran for another score, and Ingram turned in another strong performance carrying 30 times for 100 yards and two TDs and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.Brees praised Ingram, who was coming off 172 yards rushing last week against Green Bay, for carrying the load and being the catalyst for the Saints recent turnaround the past two weeks.Man, its when our offence is at its best, Brees said of the Saints running game.The Saints (4-4) piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated back to last November.Brees said too much is made of the teams road woes, but he knows it wasnt going away until the Saints could find a way to win a big game on the road.Brees finished 24 of 34 and tight end Jimmy Graham had seven catches for 83 yards and a touchdown.But it was Ingram who kept the Panthers off balance by picking up key first downs.The offensive line and tight end did a great job of hitting them, hitting them and hitting them, Ingram said. I think they started to wear down and we were able to get some leaky yards and some big gains.The struggling defending NFC South champion Panthers (3-5-1) have only won once in their past seven games after opening the season with back-to-back wins. They have 10 days before their next game to figure out how to turn things around.We know we are better — simple as that, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said. Its nothing that someone has to say that hasnt already been said. Its a lot that hasnt been done yet.Brees said he didnt let the teams road struggles creep into his mind, even after he threw an interception and fumbled in the first quarter.He settled down late in the second, leading touchdown drives on four of the next five possessions.The Saints defence did its part, sacking Newton four times and forcing two turnovers. Newton, who spent much of the night under heavy duress playing behind an offensive line without three of its regular starters, was limited to 151 yards passing.Carolina had opportunities to seize momentum after New Orleans first two turnovers, but couldnt capitalize.Thats nothing new. The Panthers had three trips in the red zone last week against Seattle, but came away with only six points.Its hard when you dont take advantage of those opportunities, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said.The Saints didnt have the same problem converting turnovers into points.With the Panthers pinned back in their own end in a scoreless game, Junior Galette sacked Newton from behind and stripped the ball, allowing linebacker Curtis Lofton to recover at the Carolina 3. Ingram took advantage two plays later with a 3-yard run to give the Saints a 7-0 lead.After forcing a three-and-out, Brees directed an 85-yard drive that ended when he slipped a 1-yard pass just past Melvin White to Graham on the right side with 3 seconds left in the half and the Saints were off and running while the Panthers headed to the locker room serenaded by a chorus of boos.Brees scored on a quarterback sneak when he dove over the pile in the third quarter and Ingram sealed the win with his second TD run in the fourth quarter.Brees said he had the option of calling a timeout before his fourth-and-goal run at the Carolina 1, but decided to take a shot and leaped over the pile with the ball extended to score.Drew felt with their linebackers depth, hed be able to get the half yard — and he did, Saints coach Sean Payton said.One of the few highlights for the Panthers came from Newton.He turned in one of the most athletic plays of the season when he scrambled out of the pocket, raced around the left end and took off from the 5-yard line and soared toward the goal line with the ball outstretched in his right hand for a touchdown, cutting the Saints lead to 14-7.While Newton struggled, his receivers didnt give him much help.Jerricho Cotchery couldnt haul in a catchable deep ball inside the 10 in the first quarter and Newtons on-target throw hit Brenton Bersin in the hands and popped straight to Corey White for an interception on the next drive. Rookie Kelvin Benjamin also dropped a pass in the end zone for the second straight week.We knew we had a chance to take control of the division, Ingram said. We lost to them here at the end of last year so we felt like we left something here. We had to come back and take care of business.NOTES: The Panthers got running back DeAngelo Williams back after missing four straight games with an ankle injury. He had eight carries for 20 yards. ... Carolina was without three starting offensive linemen — left tackle Byron Bell and guards Amini Silatolu and Trai Turner — due to injuries. ... The Saints had 27 first downs to Carolinas 15.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Phil Esposito Jersey .C. - Nick Merkley and Damon Severson each had a goal and two assists as the Kelowna Rockets downed the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds 6-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action. Austin Czarnik Jersey . Geovany Soto had an RBI for the Cubs. Carlos Silva gave up one run on three hits over six innings to pick up the win. Josh Willingham drove in the lone run for the Nationals, who had just four hits. http://www.authenticbruinsnhlhockey.com/jaromir-jagr-jersey/ . The Blue Jackets got goals from Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Boone Jenner and R.J. Umberger and Curtis McElhinney posted his first shutout since 2011 in a 4-0 victory on Friday night.EDMONTON - It didnt take long for Alexander Steen to make the St. Louis Blues investment in him pay off. Steen looks to set a new career high for goals in a season on Saturday night as the Blues visit the struggling Edmonton Oilers. The 29-year-old Steen officially signed a three-year contract extension on Thursday worth $17.4 million and went out that night and scored twice in a 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The extension was a no-brainer for the Blues as Steen leads the club with 24 goals, matching the previous career high he set over 68 games in 2009-10. The forward has 38 points in 34 games this season. Jaden Schwartz, Chris Stewart and Maxim Lapierre all scored for the Blues and Brenden Morrow tallied his 300th assist to help the Blues snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 4-1-1 in the last six games. T.J. Oshie added two assists and Jaroslav Halak came up with 25 saves. "We stuck with it and just played the way we should be playing, the way we were playing early in the season," said Steen. St. Louis, which played on Thursday without Vladimir Sobotka and David Backes due to upper-body injuries, is expected to give Brian Elliott his 10th start of the season tonight. He is 4-3-0 with a 3.05 goals against average in his career versus the Oilers. Edmonton is set to play two straight and three of its next fouur at home after going winless on a four-game road trip. Jakub Zboril Jersey. The Oilers have lost a season high- tying five straight overall following a 4-2 setback to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both finished with a goal and an assist for the Oilers, while Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves. Edmonton has been outscored 18-6 over its losing streak. "We played three good games on this trip. It was frustrating losing them, they were all close. We have to be the ones getting the empty-net goals, not them," said Nugent-Hopkins. Ilya Bryzgalov may get the start for the Oilers and is 6-9-1 with a 2.96 GAA in his career when facing the Blues. Also helping Bryzgalovs case is the fact that Dubnyk is 0-7-0 with a 4.72 GAA in his career versus St. Louis. Edmonton forward David Perron is set to play his former St. Louis club for the first time. He was a first-round pick by the Blues in 2007, taken 26th overall, and logged 84 goals, 114 assists and 198 points in 340 games before getting traded to the Oilers on July 10 for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second- round pick. 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