Patriots vs. Panthers, Week 4: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online (10/01/2017)

When the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers meet on Sunday, it will be a clash of teams that have been to the past two Super Bowls. They had very different outcomes, as the Panthers were shut down by the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 and the Patriots stormed back to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, but the fact that these teams have been there means a ton of talent will be on the field.

The quarterback battle will be one to watch. Though they may not play the same style of football, both Tom Brady and Cam Newton have taken home NFL MVP honors. They both know how to play at the highest level. If this turns into a shootout, those two could light up the scoreboard and provide one of the most exciting games of the afternoon.

That said, the Patriots are the heavy favorites at home, predicted to win by more than a touchdown. That puts a lot of pressure on Newton to pick up his team and help them compete in a hostile environment, against a quarterback in Brady who continues to play as well as anyone in the NFL, even at 40 years old.

Patriots vs. Panthers, game time, details

  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
  • Line: Patriots by 8

What channel is Patriots vs. Panthers on?

FOX is televising the game.

How can I watch Patriots vs. Panthers online?

You can stream the game with DirectTV’s Sunday Ticket.

How can I listen to Patriots vs. Panthers on the radio?

You can listen to the Patriots Radio Network or the Panthers Radio Network.

Who is calling Patriots vs. Panthers for FOX?

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will announce the game for FOX. They are the network’s No. 1 team, as FOX is pulling out all the stops for their lone Patriots game in 2017. They will have Erin Andrews on the sidelines.

What you need to know

  • Panthers rebound: For the Panthers, this is a chance to rebound and show that they’re for real. They lost one regular-season game in 2015, but then had a disappointing 2016 campaign and missed the playoffs. This year, they started 2-0 and looked like they could be back, but they lost to the New Orleans Saints last week. At 34-13, it wasn’t even that close. Most concerning is only putting up 13 points on a weak Saints defense. Going into Foxborough and getting a win would really put the Panthers back on the map, whereas dropping to 2-2 could set up another disappointing season. It is early in the year, but this game means a lot.
  • Head-to-head: The Panthers have played the Patriots head-to-head five times, but they’re one of the few teams to have a winning record overall. They’ve taken three of those games. The Patriots will be looking to knock them back to even. Of course, it is worth noting that the two met in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, and the Patriots were victorious. The only player who will be on the field on Sunday who was in that game, though, is Tom Brady. 
  • Fireworks? The Patriots were widely predicted to beat the Houston Texans with ease at home last week, and that game wound up being one of the most exciting of the week. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans had the lead in the fourth quarter, before Tom Brady put together a trademark drive to snatch it away. Despite the eight-point line, this game could have exciting fireworks if it stays close.

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