CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- From losing leading receiver Steve Smith to a knee injury to losing an onside kick, not much went right for the Carolina Panthers in the first half of Sunday's NFC South game against the New Orleans Saints. Yet the Panthers lead 7-6. Here are four key observations: Importance of turnovers: The Panthers failed to force a turnover in the first meeting against New Orleans, a 31-13 loss. That ended a streak of 16 games with at least one.via - NFL Nation