[WATCH@STREAMS==]Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints Live Free TV Broadcast on 18 September 2023
Football is back and the 2023 NFL season continues tonight with a Monday Night Doubleheader. First up, the New Orleans Saints travel to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to take on their NFC South rival, the Carolina Panthers. Monday Night Football Live Stream: How to Watch Browns vs. Steelers, Saints vs. Panthers Without Cable
The New Orleans Saints, led by quarterback Derek Carr, meet the Carolina Panthers, led by quarterback Bryce Young, in a regular season game on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C..
It's a Monday night doubleheader with NFC South foes New Orleans and Carolina in one game and bitter AFC North rivals Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the other.
NFL fans can look forward to four Monday Night Football doubleheaders this season, starting with two games tonight. The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers get underway at 7:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. PT) on ESPN and ESPN2, and the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off an hour later at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) on ABC and ESPN Plus.
The staggered start times mean you'll be able to see the end of each game, with plenty of overlap to be able to flip back and forth to avoid commercials. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in Pittsburgh to call the Browns-Steelers game. A three-man booth of Chris Fowler, Dan Orlovsky and Louis Riddick will call the Saints-Panthers game in Charlotte.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Week 2
Who: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
When: Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
Where: Bank of America Stadium
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Bryce Young’s longest pass completion in Week 1 went for 14 yards.
Panthers coach Frank Reich knows that needs to change Monday night when Carolina hosts the division-rival New Orleans Saints.
Young, the No. 1 overall pick, was limited to 146 yards passing in a 24-10 loss to Atlanta and threw two interceptions and one touchdown in his pro debut.
The lack of what Reich deems “chunk plays” in the passing game — considered gains of 20 or more yards — contributed to those poor numbers, as the Falcons repeatedly keyed on short throws over the middle while daring Young to beat them deep.
That won’t be easy Monday night, even with deep threat DJ Chark (hamstring) expected to make his season debut for Carolina in Week 2.
The Saints are coming off a hard-fought 16-15 win over the Tennessee Titans that was every bit as much of a struggle as the score suggests.
New Orleans allowed three chunk plays — one of those a 46-yard completion to running back Derrick Henry — but held the Titans out of the end zone. They also intercepted Ryan Tannehill three times.
Despite Young’s lack of production in Week 1, Saints linebacker Pete Werner saw enough of the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner at the college level to know he’s only going to get better.
The Saints this week put defensive end Payton Turner, a 2021 first-round draft choice, on injured reserve because of a turf toe injury in Week 1 that will require surgery and could sideline him for two to three months.
The transaction could mean more playing time for last spring’s second-round draft choice, Isaiah Foskey from Notre Dame. He was a healthy scratch last week.
The Saints are going with unproven Blake Grupe at kicker after trading veteran Wil Lutz to the Denver Broncos for a seventh-round draft pick. Grupe made all three field goals in Week 1, including a 52-yarder.
The Saints and Derek Carr are coming in at 1-0 after a tight 16-15 win over the Tennessee Titans in their season opener. The Panthers make their home debut at 0-1 after losing in Atlanta. This Week 2 matchup will also be the home debut of Bryce Young, the number one overall selection in the 2023 NFL draft.
Week 2 of the NFL season brings a special edition of Monday Night Football on September 18. There will be two games on Monday night for the first time this season. The first game will see the New Orleans Saints (1-0) traveling to North Carolina to take on the Carolina Panthers (0-1). The game will be played at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers. On FanDuel, the Saints are a 3-point road favorite.
With new quarterback Derek Carr under center in Week 1, the Saints gutted out a 16-15 victory against the Tennessee Titans. Carr looked good in his first game wearing the gold and black, throwing for 305 yards and one touchdown. The Panthers also started a new quarterback in Week 1. Bryce Young, the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, struggled to find a rhythm, throwing two interceptions in the Panthers 24-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Panthers have played the Saints every year since entering the league as an expansion franchise in 1995 and it’s fair to say the two franchises have been evenly matched. Like, very evenly matched.
Entering Monday night’s game in Charlotte, the regular-season series is tied 28-28. The Panthers’ home and road records against the Saints are an identical 14-14.
The teams have met once in the playoffs, with New Orleans winning a wild-card game to complete a three-game sweep of the Panthers in 2017, the last time Carolina made the playoffs. Saints’ players and then-coach Sean Payton celebrated by dancing with a broom in their locker room.
The Panthers’ last Monday Night Football appearance came in a 12-9 loss to the Saints in 2018 at Bank of America Stadium. Marshall Newhouse started at left tackle for the Panthers and Carolina’s only touchdown came on a 50-yard halfback pass from Christian McCaffrey to tight end Chris Manhertz, whom ESPN play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore called Chris Martinez.