The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers play on Sunday in what should be the most important game of the season for both franchises. Both teams sit tied atop the NFC South and both teams have a chance for the first round bye in the playoffs. New Orleans beat Carolina the first time they played, and according to ESPN on Dec. 20, the teams will look almost the exact same in the rematch. Here is how fans can follow the New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers live stream of the huge game this weekend.
- Date: Dec. 22
- Time: 1 p.m. EST
- TV: FOX
- Radio: XM 86
- Live Stream: Sunday Ticket
The New Orleans Saints beat up Carolina two weeks ago, 31-13, but bracketed on both sides of that win were embarrassing losses. The winner of this game will take a temporary lead in the NFC South, with a chance to win the division outright. If Carolina wins and they end up tied at the end of the season, the tiebreaker will get messy as they would have matching division and conference records.
However, if the Saints win this game, they win the NFC South regardless of how the teams finish in Week 17 of the regular NFL season based on sweeping the Panthers. That makes this a must win for Carolina to stay in it and a must win for the Saints to avoid a tiebreaker scenario. No matter which team wins, they will have a first round bye in the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers live stream kicks off at 1 p.m. EST.