How to Watch Thursday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Matt Ryan looks to dig the Atlanta Falcons out of their losing ways as they face the Carolina Panthers for the second time this month. ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers have already played this month and the Falcons did what they do best this season and lost, 23-16. The game wasn't even that close as the Falcons were down 10 before they kicked a last-second field goal to try for an onside kick that was for naught. That happened to be head coach Dan Quinn's last game for the Falcons as the organization fired him after a disastrous 0-5 start to the season.

The Falcons looked revitalized under interim head coach and the team's former defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, at least against the Minnesota Vikings beating them 40-23. Turns out though, that only happened because the Vikings are just a really bad football team. Because the Falcons in their game against the Detroit Lions the very next week, went back to seemingly their favorite pastime of losing in the most unimaginable ways possible.

The Falcons lost to the Lions because Todd Gurley scored a touchdown. Down 16-14 with just over a minute to go, the Falcons had the ball at the ten yard line. They were trying to run out the clock and then kick the field goal to win the game. Instead Gurley hit a hole and he tried to fall down before he hit the endzone but was unsuccessful and scored the touchdown.

Matthew Stafford drove the Lions down the field in under a minute and hit T.J. Hockenson for the game winning touchdown. What else would you expect from the second-worst defense in the league and quite possibly the second worst team in the NFL only behind the Jets. Watching this game, is to wait to see how creative the Falcons can get with losing.

What TV Channel is Falcons-Panthers on?

Falcons-Panthers will be shown on FOX/NFL Network at 8:20 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.

How to Watch Falcons-Panthers

When: Thursday, October 28
Where: Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, NC
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
TV: FOX/NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch NFL free with fuboTV)

Matt Ryan seems to be emulating Philip Rivers career. He has borderline hall of fame numbers but can never get it done in the big games. Now Ryan is losing toward the end of his career much like Rivers did. Will Ryan be on the way out and playing for another team soon like Rivers did with the Colts this year? While it may not be that close, something has to turn around for this Falcons offense because they have too many talented players to be this bad and being held to two touchdowns against the Lions until the last minute.

Good thing for the Atlanta is that the Panthers have not won since beating the Falcons two weeks ago. While Teddy Bridgewater struggled against a stout Bears defense, he bounced back against the Saints where they only lost by a field goal. Bridgewater and new head coach Matt Rhule are defying all expectations this season. This was supposed to be a team with a record similar to the Falcons (1-6) especially since they've been without their star running back Christian McCaffrey for the past five weeks. The Panthers are nowhere near their supposed rebuild year and should be favored to get back to .500 in this one.

Falcons-Panthers Betting Odds

Falcons Odds: +2.5
Panthers Odds: -2.5
Money Line: Falcons +116 - Panthers -141
Over/Under: 49.5