There was buzz entering the season that New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave was set to break through as one of the best receivers in the NFL, and he showed with one catch Monday against the Carolina Panthers that he's ready to back up that idea.
Olave hauled in a 42-yard reception from Derek Carr on 3rd-and-7 to set the Saints up at the Carolina 25 yard line with 7:22 remaining in the third quarter.
Olave's impressive diving catch was made all the more impressive by the fact that a Carolina defensive back had his right arm pulled back when Olave reached with his left hand to snag the ball.
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Carr to Olave for 42 yards ? ??— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 19, 2023
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Olave somehow got both hands around the ball as he crashed to the ground to pull in the catch.?
Seven plays later, Tony Jones punched it in the end zone to give the Saints a 13-6 lead with 2:56 left in the third quarter.