The New England Patriots take on the Carolina Panthers tonight in an NFL football game on the third Friday night of the 2016 preseason schedule. Both teams look to take a step forward after coming off 2015 seasons which found success but couldn’t seal the deal, in this cross-conference high profile matchup. Tonight’s game has an early primetime start time and airs on TV channels in some markets as well as being available as a live stream online option.
New England enters 2016 season in the unusual situation of being without franchise quarterback Tom Brady, who will miss the first four regular season games due to suspension. The Patriots are pushing forward with backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who should see significant action tonight. Carolina made it all the way to there Super Bowl last season under starting quarterback Cam Newton, but lost the big game. Now the Panthers look to defend their NFC title and get over the hump.
Tonight’s New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers NFL preseason football game will have a start time schedule of 7:30pm eastern time, and airs on network TV channels in both local markets, as well as airing on the NFL Network in some national markets. The game is also airing as a live stream online.