The Carolina Panthers will host their NFC South rival in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football in Week 5. Here is how to watch the game online.
Monday Night Football will be in the Queen City on October 10th, as the Carolina Panthers host their NFC South rival in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. Kickoff from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte will be at 8:30 PM ET. ESPN will have the telecast. The available live stream can be found at WatchESPN.
Tampa Bay is 1-3 on the year. The Buccaneers have gone on a three-game slide since beating the division rival Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. Tampa Bay was embarrassed on the road in Week 2 at the Arizona Cardinals, bested at home by the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, and were bludgeoned at home in Week 4 by the Denver Broncos.
Carolina is also 1-3 on the year. While Carolina has had to play three of the 10 best teams in football through the first quarter of the season, the 2016 Panthers are a far cry from the 2015 team that went 15-1 en route to Super Bowl 50.
The Panthers’ lone victory on the year came at home to the lowly San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Losses to the Broncos in Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, and the Falcons in Week 4 aren’t atrocious, but the Panthers’ play of late has been just that.
Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Venue: Bank of America Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: Monday Night Football Live Stream
This is a must-win game for both 1-3 teams in the NFC South. Falling to 1-4 essentially knocks either team out of a realistic shot at winning the division. Atlanta can drop its next two games to the Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks and still be in first place at 3-3.
Carolina is usually tough at home, but star quarterback Cam Newton is in concussion protocol. Tampa Bay is a better team on the road than at Raymond James Stadium. This one should be close. It’ll be one score that decides this NFC South rivalry game.