NFL Thursday Night Football: Panthers Vs. FalconsPublished October 29, 2020 by Sol FH
NFL Thursday Night primetime kicks-off Week 8 of the regular season, tonight at 00:20 GMT.
We are almost at the halfway point in the 2020 NFL Regular Season and what an incredible 7 weeks it has been until now. The season has been one of the most unique, due to the coronavirus. Many players around the league have tested positive for COVID-19, which has put them on the injured list and unable to play until they are cleared. This has impacted many teams with key players falling to their test results and others simply not electing to play this season.
Panthers vs. Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons are on-the-road tonight to face the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons seem to be able to come up with brand new ways to lose games this year, as there 1-6 record shows. The Falcons have led in the fourth quarter on three of their six losses, including last week's craziness against the Detroit Lions, losing after scoring a go-ahead touchdown with 1.04 left in the game.
Now, as they travel to Bank of America Stadium, the Falcons hope to snap their bad luck and get a win.
The Panthers are also a team with a losing record at 3-4 and lost a hard fought battle to the New Orleans Saints last week, 27-24. Although the Panthers are the favorites heading into the game tonight, they must be wary of the Falcons who are hungry for the win.
The Falcons need to pressure Terry Bridgewater at QB for the Panthers, but, they haven't put enough pressure in the backfield at all this year. The Falcons are one of the worst defenses in the league this year and having the air taken out of them in the fourth quarter has become expected.
NFL Betting Lines
At bet365 Sports, the Panthers are favored to win at 1.74. With a 1-6 record, it is surprising that the Falcons are not further behind, rather listed at 2.15 for the underdog win. This could very well happen as the Falcons are relatively healthy going into tonight's game.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, on Oct. 29 at 6:00 GMT.