points allowed to the pats:
lmao. 50% more points!
Panthers defense defended on 7 drives, allowed points on 5, other two were well inside FG range but forced a fumble on 1 time ended on final play for other one.
Saints defense defended on 14 drives and allowed scores on 6. One of the the scores was a FG after Graham stopped running his route b\c of his injured foot and Pats intercept ball in red zone. Defense prevented TD and since drive started in FG range, can't blame defense for that score, so real only difference was the final play. Pats won after getting away with holding, Panthers won after getting away with holding,
At end of the day ,
Panthers defense allowed scores on 87.5 % of Brady's drives and could have been 100% if the kicked FG, while Saints Defense allowed scores on 43% of Brady drives all while having to defense for exactly twice as many drives since they didn't get a lot of help from offense that day.