Thursday Night Football in Week 6 features what some are calling one of the best matchups ever played on a Thursday night in the NFL. The Eagles and Panthers, both ranked in the top four of SN’s latest NFL power rankings, are two legitimate NFC playoff contenders, and Thursday’s game in Carolina is arguably the most anticipated contest of Week 6 in the NFL.
Thursday night’s game, set to kick off at 8:25 p.m. ET and air on CBS and NFL Network, also will be available via live stream through Amazon Prime Video. The Eagles (4-1) and Panthers (4-1) enter the game as leaders in their respective divisions. Philadelphia will exit Week 6 as the NFC East leader no matter what, while Carolina is working to hold off Atlanta in the NFC South.
The key for Thursday night’s game will be the Eagles’ offense, which ranks third in the league with an average of 397.8 yards per game, against the Panthers’ defense, which ranks third in the league with an average of 274 yards allowed per game. Two red-hot quarterbacks in Carson Wentz and Cam Newton will try to maintain their teams’ offensive momentum on a short week.
Here is all the info you need to watch Eagles vs. Panthers on Thursday Night Football.
Eagles vs. Panthers: Live stream, TV channel, network
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Kickoff time: 8:25 p.m. ET
TV networks: CBS, NFL Network (GamePass)
Thursday night’s game in Carolina will air nationally on CBS and NFL Network. It’s the third of five Thursday night games that will be televised on CBS throughout the 2017 season as part of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football expansion package for 2016 and ’17. NBC also will carry five Thursday night games this season, beginning in Week 10 and not including the NFL season-opener. In addition to CBS and NBC, NFL Network broadcasts every Thursday night game of the season.
Both CBS and NBC provide their lead broadcasters for Thursday Night Football, meaning Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will call the Eagles-Panthers game Thursday night from the booth in Carolina.
Because it won an offseason bidding war, Amazon will provide live streaming services for 10 Thursday Night Football games in 2017. Eagles vs. Panthers is the third of such games, which coincide with the CBS and NBC Thursday Night Football broadcast schedules. Amazon also provided a live stream for the Week 3 Jaguars-Ravens game in London. Twitter held the rights to live stream Thursday Night Football games in 2016.
Eagles vs. Panthers: Picks, predictions, odds, point spread
Per Bovada, the Panthers opened as three-point favorites over the Eagles, and that spread remained intact as of Thursday morning. The over/under points total was set at 46 1/2.
SN’s Vinnie Iyer in his Week 6 NFL picks against the spread picked the Panthers to beat the Eagles and cover the spread, 23-19.
SN’s David Steele in his Week 6 NFL picks straight up also picked the Panthers to beat the Eagles in a close game, 28-23.