Photo Gallery: Saints Fans, players prepare for Panthers

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) signs a ball for a fan in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) warms up as the New Orleans Saints prepared to take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 8, 2013.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up as the New Orleans Saints prepared to take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 8, 2013.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) pulls in a pass as he warms up as the New Orleans Saints prepared to take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints players join hands after warmups in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) warms up in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Four year old Dominic Huerta waits under the cover of the are of his father United States Marine Gunnery Sgt. Valentin Huerta on the sidelines before the New Orleans Saints play the Carolina Panthers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. Sgt. Valentin was there with other Marines to help promote their Toys For Tots program.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Stacey Branham plays with her nine month old son Colton as they wait for the New Orleans Saints to play the Carolina Panthers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) signs a football for Peyton Posey, 11, of Union, Miss., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, before the Saints game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) catches a punt during pre-game warm ups Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, before the Saints game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) puts on his game face as he enters the field for pre-game warm ups Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, before the Saints game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) puts on his game face as he enters the field for pre-game warm ups Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, before the Saints game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12), center, celebrates his first quarter touchdown with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) as the New Orleans Saints prepared to take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 8, 2013.