‘Thursday Night Football’ on NFL Network — New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:25 PM ET

‘Thursday Night Football’ Lives on NFL Network

Coverage Begins Thursday at 6:00 PM ET with ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’

‘Thursday Night Football’ Offered Digitally on NFL Mobile from Verizon, Watch NFL Network & NFL on Xbox

Thursday Night Football has reached the midpoint of its schedule and while the first seven Thursday Night Football games were broadcast on CBS and NFL Network, the remaining seven Thursday games will be televised solely on NFL Network, with over-the-air broadcasts in the two participating markets. Thursday, October 30 at 8:25 PM ET Thursday Night Football continues on NFL Network when quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints travel to Carolina to take on Cam Newton and the Panthers in a NFC South divisional matchup.

Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms call the game, and Tracy Wolfson provides reports from the sidelines.

Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci are live outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina to provide analysis of Saints-Panthers and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.

At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci will also appear on the show.

Featured on the pregame shows this week:

  • Feature on the kids Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has given a football to following a rushing touchdown
  • Who will win the NFC South?
  • How the New Orleans Saints can end their seven-game road losing streak
  • Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher demonstrate how Cam Newton runs the read option and how the Saints will have to stop it
  • The pressure Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and Saints tight end Jimmy Graham put on defenses due to their size advantage
  • Linebacker Luke Kuechly’s impact on the Panthers defense
  • What is the Panthers’ game plan to stop Saints quarterback Drew Brees?
  • Midseason awards
  • Hall of Fame quarterbacks discuss Tom Brady and Peyton Manning

During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team. Additionally, hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest and Heath Evans deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles, California.

NFL Media also offers fans several different ways to watch Thursday Night Football live on digital platforms:

  • NFL Mobile from Verizon (smartphone* & tablet**)
  • Watch NFL Network (tablet + PC)**
  • NFL on Xbox (Xbox One & Windows 8 devices)**
  • For a full list of access points or to start streaming now, visit NFL.com/Watch

With NFL Mobile from Verizon, stream more live games than ever before. Get Thursday, Sunday & Monday Night primetime NFL games and for the first time, local Sunday afternoon games live on your smartphone. Plus, stream NFL Network 24/7 and NFL RedZone every Sunday live, exclusively from Verizon.

*Live streaming of NFL Network, NFL RedZone and live games in NFL Mobile from Verizon on smartphones is available to Verizon Wireless customers with a premium subscription for $5/month. Verizon customers can access live games and NFL Network included with the MORE Everything Plan. NFL Redzone is not included with the More Everything Plan, but can be purchased through NFL Mobile for $1.99/mo. For more information about NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit www.verizonwireless.com/insiders-guide/inside/nfl. Data usage applies for app download use & blackout rules apply.

**Access on is available only for authenticated NFL Network subscribers of certain TV providers.  Visit NFL.com/Watch for the full list of provider and device availability.

TNF STorylines Presented by Mazda

For every Thursday Night Football game, NFL.com presents TNF Storylines Presented by Mazda.

NFL Media analyst Solomon Wilcots provides instant analysis moments after every key play from the game. TNF Storylines will use devoted camera angles such as the All-22 coaching tape to provide expert commentary and analysis. Additionally, TNF Storylines will show fans how the teams playing each week are implementing and executing numerous styles, formations and strategies for every critical play in the game.

Throughout the entire game, fans can interact with Wilcots as he will be answering fan questions via Twitter and providing further analysis.

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