Final: Saints come close but trail against Panthers 41-38 _lowres

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts to the crowd as he runs off the field after an NFL football game against the New York Giants in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Brees tied an NFL record for most touchdown passes thrown in a game with seven. The Saints won 52-49. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

The New Orleans Saints are, for all intents and purposes, eliminated from the playoff race. But that doesn't mean the team -- and its fans -- can't have a little fun for the rest of the season.

Giving the Panthers their first loss of the season would certainly qualify as "fun" for the Saints and their fans. So, can do they pull it off?

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