Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Drew Brees, Cam Newton And Jimmy GrahamThe Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New Orleans Saints At Carolina PanthersThe Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.
Opponent Profile: Lions Head Overseas To Play Struggling FalconsThe Detroit Lions face another defensively struggling NFC North team in the Atlanta Falcons
Team Grades: Stafford Leads Lions To Late WinAfter a slow start, Matthew Stafford had a big fourth quarter in leading the Detroit Lions to a big win over the New Orleans Saints
Opponent Profile: Lions Defense Preps For Saints OffenseThe Detroit Lions take their stout offense into a matchup with New Orleans' potentially potent offense.
Team Grades: Lions Miscues Costly Against PanthersThe Detroit Lions shot themselves in the foot repeatedly in a loss to the Carolina Panthers on the road.
Lions Set To Face Panthers Team With Returning Cam NewtonThe Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers both won their openers. Now, they square off in week two, with the Panthers getting their starting quarterback back.
Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving ThreatThe Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Four Main Things The Saints Must Do To Win In Rematch With SeahawksSix weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
Presto Chango: Panthers Turn Awful 2013 Start Into First-Round Playoff ByeThe Carolina Panthers started off the season with a 1-3 start, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second place. It wasn't a second place that was even close to the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, but the rest of the season proved to turn out completely different.