Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers host Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football as both teams look to rebound after heart-breaking losses in Week 10. The Panthers (3-6) blew a 17-point lead to the Chiefs, while the Saints (4-5) lost to the Broncos on a blocked PAT that was returned for two points.
Both quarterbacks, Newton and Brees, had monster games in their Week 6 matchup and we should expect more of the same in the rematch between two teams that really have no margin for error. Newton finished with 322 passing yards and three total touchdowns in the 41-38 loss, while Brees finished with 465 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Here’s how to watch the game:
When: 8:25 p.m. ET
Broadcast network: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.