We were spoiled in Week 1 with one of the best rivalries in sports on Thursday Night Football, and a hard fought defensive battle. This week might not be as captivating, but it’s still football on a week night.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) at Carolina Panthers (0-1)
Game time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium
Referee: Jerome Boger
TV Channel: NFL Network
Live Stream: NFL.com
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink
Radio: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli | SIRIUS: 81 (TB), 83 (Car) | XM: 225 (TB), 226 (Car)
Odds: Panthers -7
Thursday Night football features a matchup between two NFC South opponents who are looking to get back on track after a Week 1 loss. Bruce Arians and Jameis Winston looked helpless against the 49ers defense, surrendering three interceptions in a 31-17 loss.
Carolina almost snuck out an upset against the defending NFC Champion Rams, just falling 30-27. The injury riddled Cam Newton is still the focal point of this Panthers offense, alongside do it all running back Christian McCaffrey.