NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s defense, led by defensive end/outside linebacker Devon Kennard, shut out the Panthers for the fourth time this season and sixth in franchise history on Sunday.
The Giants defense, which allowed just 21 points, recorded their fifth consecutive shutout in an effort that included four sacks, four quarterback hits and three quarterback hurries.
Kennard and defensive end Derek Barnett were also in the backfield for the shutout.
Kennards fourth sack allowed was his third this season.
The last time he was shut out was in 2015.
The Panthers’ offense led by running back Tevin Coleman rushed for a season-high 137 yards, including a touchdown, in a 38-20 win.
The Panthers’ defense had only one sack and held Coleman to just two yards rushing.
Coleman’s other TD came on a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The only touchdown the Panthers allowed was a 37-yard punt return by Carolina quarterback Cam Newton that was ruled incomplete.
The punt bounced into the end zone as time expired.
Coleman was replaced by rookie tight end Josh Huff on the opening drive after the Panthers sacked him on the next play.
Huff had six catches for 93 yards, all of which were for a loss of seven yards.
Coleman, who had 10 catches for 122 yards and three touchdowns the season prior, had just one catch for 18 yards in the win.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was 5-0 in shutouts, was sacked six times, including three times on the first three drives.
New Orleans was led by first-round pick Brandin Cooks, who rushed for 137 yards.
Cooks was sacked twice and had five carries for 26 yards in this loss.
The Saints were without running back Mark Ingram and center Alex Mack.
The Rams’ offense was shut down for the second consecutive week.
The Rams have allowed a touchdown or more in three of their past five games.
They also allowed a loss on Sunday, snapping a streak of 17 consecutive wins in this series.
The Jaguars held on for a 26-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night.
The Jaguars have now won three straight in the series.
Jacksonville’s defense held New Orleans quarterback Blake Bortles to a season low four passes for 35 yards in his first start in the franchise history.
Bortes completed 11 of 21 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Jackson is 4-1 against the Saints this season, and their last loss was to the Bucs in 2010.
The Saints’ offense has been held without a touchdown in their past three games.
Jacksonville is averaging 38.5 points per game.
New England is averaging 34.9.
The Browns have lost three straight games by a combined total of 15 points.
The Browns have averaged 29.9 points per contest during that span.