The NFL schedule 2013 live stream and televised games kick off on Thursday, Oct. 24 as the Carolina Panthers visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers will look to build upon their two-game win streak and improve to above .500 for the first time in a while. The Bucs are struggling mightily, and are in search of their first win of the season. Will they be able to defeat the Panthers at home? The latest NFL game live stream and TV coverage comes via NFL network and the NFL website.
According to ESPN.com the last time Carolina was above .500 for their record was back in 2008, when the team finished at 12-4. That was three seasons before Cam Newton stepped into the quarterback role for the team. In the past two weeks, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 65-25, giving them a two-game win streak, and a chance at a 4-3 record with a win on Thursday night over the 0-6 Bucs. Despite the fact Tampa Bay has come up empty in the win department so far this season, Carolina refuses to take them lightly, with linebacker Thomas Davis telling the media:
"In this league anything is possible and we know what Tampa Bay is capable of. If you look at their games this year they've pretty much been in all of those games. It just came down to executing in the fourth quarter and they could have a much different record. We know that."
Star running back Doug Martin suffered a shoulder injury in the Bucs' loss to the Falcons and won't start for Tampa Bay tonight. In addition to his backup, Mike James, they'll also count on rookie quarterback Mike Glennon who is making his fourth start of the season for them. However, they'll both have their work cut out for them against a tough Carolina Panthers' defense. Carolina currently ranks fifth in terms of passing defense and fourth in rushing defense.
Glennon gave credit to Carolina calling them "one of the top defensive teams in the league statistically with how they're playing." He'll look to overcome that tough D and try to hit receiver Vincent Jackson with more passes and touchdowns. Jackson has hauled in 19 catches for 252 yards and two TD's. Prior to that, he had no touchdowns and 138 yards in the other games.
Odds makers give Carolina the edge here, listing them at about a 6 1/2 point favorite to win in Tampa Bay. The over/under is set to 40 1/2 points for the game. Weather reports indicated a kickoff temperature in the low 70's with partly cloudy skies and winds blowing northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour.
Thursday night's Panthers vs. Buccaneers game has a start time of 8:30 p.m. EST. The NFL Network is the place to watch the game on cable or satellite television. In addition, NFL.com may provide "live look-ins" streaming live online through a video feed at their website. Additionally, some mobile subscribers with Verizon's NFL Insider may be able to see the game live streaming. A full on-demand replay of the game can be seen after it ends with the Game Rewind subscription service at NFL.com.