Week 2 of the NFL season brings a special edition of Monday Night Football on September 18. There will be two games on Monday night for the first time this season. The first game will see the New Orleans Saints (1-0) traveling to North Carolina to take on the Carolina Panthers (0-1). The game will be played at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers. On FanDuel, the Saints are a 3-point road favorite.
With new quarterback Derek Carr under center in Week 1, the Saints gutted out a 16-15 victory against the Tennessee Titans. Carr looked good in his first game wearing the gold and black, throwing for 305 yards and one touchdown. The Panthers also started a new quarterback in Week 1. Bryce Young, the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, struggled to find a rhythm, throwing two interceptions in the Panthers 24-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
The game between the Saints and Panthers will kick off at 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. Broadcasting the game for ESPN will be Chris Fowler, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick, and Laura Rutledge. Before the game, Monday Night Countdown will start at 5 p.m. ET, leading into Monday Night Kickoff at 7 p.m. ET. Watch the Saints vs. Panthers through the ESPN app or ESPN.com. The Spanish broadcast will be on ESPN Deportes. Log in with your TV provider for access.
At 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will simulcast the Saints vs. Panthers through the conclusion of the game.
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Monday night’s game between the Saints and Panthers can be seen on Sling TV. However, subscribers must have Sling Orange or Sling Orange + Blue because it includes ESPN and ESPN2. Sling Blue does not feature ESPN. Sling Orange costs $40/month, Sling Blue costs $45/month, and Sling Orange + Blue costs $60/month. New subscribers will receive a 50% discount for the first month.
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