Thursday Night Football Preview
THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT PITTSBURGH
November 8, 2018
10 gets underway on Thursday, November 8 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon
Prime) with an interconference battle as the Carolina Panthers take on the
Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers enter Week 10 having won four
consecutive games, while the Panthers are riding a three-game winning streak.
Thursday marks the seventh meeting between the two teams with the Steelers
leading the series, 5-1, including five consecutive victories. In their last
game, Steelers quarterback BEN
ROETHLISBERGER connected with wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN on two touchdown passes in Pittsburgh’s 37-19 victory
at Carolina on September 21, 2014.
Week 9, Carolina running back CHRISTIAN
MC CAFFREY totaled 157 scrimmage yards (79 rushing, 78 receiving) and two
rushing touchdowns and defensive end MARIO
ADDISON recorded a career-high three sacks and added a forced fumble in the
Panthers’ 42-28 win over Tampa Bay. Panthers quarterback CAM NEWTON has thrown at least two touchdown passes in seven
consecutive games, tied with STEVE
BEUERLEIN for the longest streak in franchise history, and aims for his
fourth game in a row with two touchdown passes, no interceptions and a 100+
passer rating. McCaffrey, who has 502 rushing yards and 378 receiving yards in
2018, is one of three players in the NFL with at least 500 rushing yards and
375 receiving yards this season, joining
Pittsburgh’s JAMES CONNER and
the New York Giants’ SAQUON BARKLEY.
week, Conner had 107 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in
the Steelers’ 23-16 win at Baltimore. Conner has four games with at least 100
rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown
this season, the most such games by a player in a single season in NFL history.
Brown, who has a touchdown catch in six consecutive games, has three touchdown
receptions in each of his past two games played on Thursday night. Conner (10
touchdowns) and Brown (nine touchdowns) are one of two pairs of NFL teammates
with at least eight touchdowns each in 2018, joining Kansas City’s KAREEM HUNT (13) and TYREEK HILL (eight).
For the Week 10 Carolina-Pittsburgh capsule, click here.