Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road.
Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers, 28-10, Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.
The Saints (4-4) piled up 375 yards to end a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated to last November.
Brees finished 24 for 34 for 297 yards and Mark Ingram turned in another solid performance with 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Brees was intercepted and fumbled in the first quarter before settling down late in the second and leading touchdown drives on four of five...