The Carolina Panthers put their undefeated record on the line, live online, on NFL Monday Football as they watch the Indianapolis Colts invade Bank of America Stadium in search of what would their signature win of the season — and a victory much needed just to get the Colts to the.500 mark, at 4-4.
The 2015 season has been a disappointment for Indianapolis, even though they still lead the AFC South, a division in which all four teams currently have losing records.
Watch a video preview of the Colts Vs. Panthers game by CBS Sports, above.
The Monday Night matchup also features a matchup of two quarterbacks who were No. 1 overall draft picks in their respective years, but who have never faced each other in an NFL game. In fact, Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck (pictured above), who played his college ball at Stanford University, finished second in the 2010 Heisman Trophy voting to Auburn’s Cam Newton, who now leads the Panthers offense.
But the two quarterbacks appear to be headed in opposite directions, with Luck struggling this season, after taking the Colts to the AFC Championship Game last season, while Newton has his team at 6-0 heading into the Monday Night Football showdown.
To find out how to watch the Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers NFL Monday Night Football game live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday, November 2. That’s 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Newton has been at his best in the fourth quarter of games this season, as he has led the Panthers to the third best start in NFL history for a team coming off of a losing season. Newton’s total of exactly zero fourth-quarter interceptions in 2015 puts him in the company of only two other quarterbacks — The New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers, illustrious company indeed.
Luck, on the other hand, is averaging two turnovers per game so far, a painful mark that is worse than all but two NFL signal callers over the past 10 seasons. Matt Cassel in 2012 (2.11) and Matthew Stafford in 2009 (2.10) are the only two who have turned in worse performances in the the turnover department.
“Simply put, we haven’t and I haven’t played very good football, winning football.”
But it actually may not be that simple. Luck missed two games earlier in the season with a well-publicized shoulder injury. But according to a report by Fox Sports NFL “Insider” Jay Glazer, the Colts knew that Luck was also suffering from cracked ribs the whole time — but failed to release that information as required on the team’s weekly injury reports.
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— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) November 1, 2015
The NFL has said that it will now investigate whether the Colts violated league rules by withholding information of Luck’s alleged rib injuries. But Indianapolis General Manager Ryan Grigson denied that the Colts were up to any hanky-panky.
“Our injury reports are accurate,” Grigson declared in a Sunday statement issued through the Colts public relations staff.
“If people have any questions about player injuries, they should refer to our injury reports.”
The allegation against Grigson and the Colts appears particularly ironic, given that it was Grigson who first complained to the NFL after the AFC Championship Game in January that the New England Patriots — who wiped out the Colts 45-7 in that game — were illegally playing with underinflated footballs, launching the seemingly endless “Deflategate” affair.
To watch the Week Eight NFL Monday Night Football game live online, the Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link. Note that due to NFL contractual requirements, the game will not be available via the WatchESPN app on smartphones. However, it will be streamed live not only on traditional computers but also on set-top internet boxes sites Roku and Apple TV, as well as on tablets, such as the Apple iPad.
Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can watch the game via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels — including ESPN — costs $20 per month, and can be accessed on mobile devices with the Sling TV app as well as on computers and some set-top devices. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after watching the Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers game live online.
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