The New Orleans Saints have been a shell of their 2013-14 selves this year, posting a 3-4 record in spite of a stellar offense. At issue isn’t quarterback Drew Brees, but a defense that has trouble defending the pass. Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game against the 3-4 Carolina Panthers should therefore be evenly matched as both teams go for win number 4. Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game is only on TV on NFL Network, not CBS. If you don’t get that channel you can also watch New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers online free live streaming.
Watching the New Orleans Saints games live has been tough for fans accustomed to a stout defense. The Saints are second-to-last against the pass, allowing 289.3 yards per game, though their rushing defense (101.1 yards) is in the top 10.
Last Sunday night the New Orleans Saints beat the Green Bay Packers 44-23, though Aaron Rodgers still passed for 418 yards while being intercepted twice and sacked three times. Panthers QB Cam Newton will pose a unique dual-threat for the Saints that Rodgers didn’t as you watch New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers online free live streaming Thursday Night Football.
Against Seattle last week it took a 23-yard touchdown pass by Russell Wilson with 47 seconds left to seal the Panthers’ 13-9 loss at home last week. Newton had an off game, throwing for 171 yards and rushing for 24, though his 86.6 QBR remains the second best of his career. Newton will likely have a better game against the Saints, who allow 390 yards and nearly 27 points per game.
Whether you watch Thursday Night Football online free or on NFL Network, here are some key game details you should know before you watch New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers online free live streaming.
- Kickoff for tonight’s Thursday Night Football Saints vs Panthers game: 8:25 EST / 5:25 PST
- Stadium: Bank of America Stadium (the Carolina Panthers are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread for tonight’s Thursday Night Football Saints vs Panthers game: the Carolina Panthers are 2.5-point favorites
- Watch Thursday Night Football online free Saints at Panthers live streaming on the DirecTV website here (requires an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX package)