Thursday Night Football has been a topic of much debate lately but while the talk of adding more games in the middle of the week seems to be going nowhere — and rightfully so — there is still a game on tonight, if you really want to call it that. NFL Network will be airing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers tonight but really, I’m sure there’s paint drying in a damp and abandon building somewhere we can watch instead.
The Buccaneers are a mess right now, currently sitting at 0-6 and on pace to lose their head coach, all six of their fans and their dignity not to mention the rest of their games. The Panthers aren’t as bad off, sitting at 3-3 and still in the running for a Wild Card spot at this point and moving to 4-3 on the season will do wonders to the confidence of their quarterback Cam Newton.
Carolina is boasting one of the best defenses in the NFL and they’ll be facing off against a Bucs team touting a rookie quarterback, a rookie running back and an offensive line more likely to give you MRSA than block you.
Still, it’s football and as Monday Night proved, even if the game is unbearable to watch, someone somewhere will be enjoying it.
Date: Thursday, October 24
Start Time: 8:30pm ET
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Location: Tampa, FL
TV Channel: NFL Network
Live Stream: NFLN Mobile App