By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Only days after rejoining the Saints at age 46, John Carney hit three field goals to help New Orleans edge the Carolina Panthers 16-14 on Sunday.
The Saints signed Carney last Tuesday, two days after Garrett Hartley had missed a 29-yard field goal in overtime in a 27-24 loss to Atlanta.
While the Saints were able to manage only one touchdown on a screen pass to Lance Moore, Carney hit twice from 32 yards and again from 25 with 3:55 to go to put New Orleans (3-1) ahead to stay.
Drew Brees had 275 yards passing and the TD to Moore.
Carolina rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen had a 55-yard TD pass to Jonathan Stewart, and DeAngelo Williams had a 39-yard TD run that gave Carolina a 14-10 lead in the third quarter.
The Panthers fell to 0-4.
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