The New Orleans Saints are preparing to host the Los Angeles Rams, who have not scored more than 10 points in a game since Week 6.
The New Orleans defense held Carolina to just 223 total yards on Thursday night but failed to force any turnovers in a 23-20 loss.
New Orleans will welcome the return of DT Sheldon Rankins (leg) in Week 9.
Saints CB Delvin Breaux (leg) claims to be 90 percent healthy after practicing on Thursday.
The New Orleans defense has allowed touchdowns in just 58.3 percent of goal-to-go situations, good for seventh among NFL defenses.
The injury-riddled New Orleans defense was shredded for 442 total yards and 45 points by the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.
The New Orleans defense will be without LB Dannell Ellerbe (quad) in Week 1.
Heading into Week 17, the New Orleans defense is last among NFL teams in points allowed, giving up 30.6 points per game.
The pass defense struggles of New Orleans have been well advertised, but the Saints have allowed 166.5 rushing yards per game in their last four contests.
The New Orleans defense has allowed over 300 yards passing in five of their last six games.
The New Orleans Saints have allowed 38.5 points per game over the last five weeks, the worst mark among all 32 NFL teams.
The New Orleans defense has not allowed less than 300 passing yards in a single game since Week 6.
The New Orleans Saints have installed Dennis Allen at DC after the firing of Rob Ryan.
The New Orleans defense will take on the Washington Redskins in Week 10, who have allowed just nine sacks in 2015, the lowest mark in the NFL.