The NFL kicks off Week 8 with a Thursday Night Football NFC South matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The game will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET and will broadcast on FOX, NFL Network, and via live online stream on Amazon Prime.
Carolina has lost two straight games but will get a chance to sweep the team it last beat at home. Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore have helped Teddy Bridgewater put up elite stats so far this season. The Panthers could get a big boost on offense from Christian McCaffrey, who’s returned to practice for the first time since Week 2 and could relieve surprisingly effective Mike Davis.
The Falcons lost to the Detroit Lions in a heart-breaking fashion in Week 7 but have looked better since firing Dan Quinn. Todd Gurley ran all over the Panthers in Week 5 while Calvin Ridley was dominant through the air. Julio Jones wasn’t available the last time Atlanta and Carolina met. He could be enough of a factor to change the outcome in Week 8.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime and can’t catch the game on TV, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream Thursday Night Football this week. The game is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the game, but otherwise it’s an easy option.
The Panthers are 2.5-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook, with the point total installed at 49. Carolina is -152 on the moneyline while the Atlanta is +125.