Derek Carr completed 21-of-36 passes for 228 yards and an interception in the Saints’ 20-17, Week 2 win over the Panthers.
Carr struggled to get anything going until the second half when he dialed up a few long shots to Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed. Both drives ultimately ended with Tony Jones in the end zone, taking a load of potential fantasy points off the table for Carr. Despite the win, it was a frustrating night for the New Orleans offense. Carr appeared on a different page than his receivers on multiple occasions and threw a bad interception into heavy coverage in the first half. He also took four sacks. It’s possible Carr simply needs more time to adjust to his new offense and a young cast of pass-catchers, but it hasn’t been the cleanest start to his New Orleans tenure. He will look to put together a complete game versus the Packers in Week 3.