Week 2’s Monday Night Football brings NFL fans two games and this NFC South battle is the first one
Last season the NFL decided to test a new format with two Monday Night Football games in Week 2. Apparently, they liked the results because this season the same thing is happening. After some great games on Sunday, Week 2 is ending tonight with two divisional rivalry matchups. The New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers are opening this MNF doubleheader with an NFC South battle.
The Carolina Panthers will play at home tonight after losing their season opener on the road. They lost 24-10 in another NFC South battle, against the Atlanta Falcons, on the road. This will be Bryce Young’s new chance to show why he was the No. 1 overall pick in the last NFL draft. So far he didn’t play well in preseason nor in Week 1. He threw two interceptions last week.
On the other hand, the New Orleans Saints appear to have found themselves another good QB after Drew Brees’ retirement. Derek Carr is not exactly young, but he is way more reliable than Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton, who played the last two seasons as New Orleans’ quarterbacks. He had a solid job in Week 1’s 16-15 win over the Tennessee Titans but there is much room for improvements tonight.
Carolina was the only NFC South team that lost their game in Week 1. Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons already won their games in Week 2 as well and they are both 2-0. If the Saints want to keep up the fight in one of the weakest divisions in the league, they need the W tonight. Otherwise, Saints and Panthers will be tied with 1-1 records.
New Orleans Saints
- RB Kendre Miller, hamstring, questionable
- DE Payton Turner, toe, out
- WR D.J. Chark, hamstring, questionable
- CB Jaycee Horn, hamstring, out
- Chris Olave (NO) to score a touchdown +175
- Bryce Young (CAR) over 0.5 interceptions -120
- Derek Carr (NO over 250 passing yards +140
- Eddy Piñeiro (CAR) over 5.5 kicking points -125
- Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
- Time: 7:15 PM (ET)
- Broadcast: ESPN