Thursday Night Football: Panthers at Texans (7:20 CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Thursday Night Football: Panthers at Texans (7:20 CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

Wait, you’re telling me you’re not excited to see Sam Darnold and the Ghosts of Jets’ Past take on Davis Mills in his NFL debut?

After a pair of exciting Thursday games that went down to the wire, we may have arrived at a clunker point in the TNF schedule tonight. The Carolina Panthers visit the Houston Texans in this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

Game Info

Carolina Panthers (2-0, T-1st NFC South) at Houston Texans (1-1, T-1st AFC South) – NFL Network (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink), Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli)

Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m. CT
 NRG Stadium
Referee: Alex Kemp
Odds: CAR -4.5 (-210), O/U 44 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. Hopefully, this thread is a bit more enjoyable than the last version during the Bears-Rams game on Sunday night.


Panthers: Matt Rhule (7-11) vs. Texans: David Culley (1-1)

Week 3 Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Panthers: Sam Darnold: 22/36, 261 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 10 rushing yards


Texans: Davis Mills: 19/32, 221 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 14 rushing  yards

Week 3 projected stats via ESPN projections

Panthers Projected Starters

•   QB Sam Darnold
•   RB Christian McCaffrey
•   WRs D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson
•   TEs Dan Arnold, Ian Thomas
•   LT Cameron Erving, LG Dennis Daley, C Matt Paradis, RG John Miller, RT Taylor Moton

•   LDE Brian Burns, LDT Derrick Brown, RDT DaQuan Jones, RDE Morgan Fox
•   LOLB Shaq Thompson, MLB Jermaine Carter, ROLB Haason Reddick
•   LCB Donte Jackson, RCB Jaycee Horn
•   FS Jeremy Chinn, SS Juston Burris

•   Zane Gonzalez (kicker), Joseph Charlton (punter, holder), J.J. Jansen (long snapper), Chuba Hubbard, Alex Erickson (kick and punt returns)

Texans Team’s Projected Starters

•   QB Davis Mills
•   RB Mark Ingram III
•   WRs Brandin Cooks, Chris Conley, Anthony Miller
•   TE Pharaoh Brown
•   LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Tytus Howard, C Justin Britt, RG Max Scharping, RT Marcus Cannon

•   DEs Whitney Mercilus, Charles Omenihu – DTs Ross Blacklock, Maliek Collins
•   WLB Zach Cunningham, MLB Christian Kirksey, SLB Kamu Grugier-Hill
•   CBs Vernon Hargreaves III, Terrance Mitchell
•   S Justin Reid, Eric Murray

•   Ka’imi Fairbain (kicker), Cameron Johnson (punter, holder), Jon Weeks (long snapper), Andre Roberts (kick and punt returns)


Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.