Week 8 of the 2015 NFL season wraps up on Monday evening as the Carolina Panthers host the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, and airs on ESPN. Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico have the call.
The Colts enter the game 3-4, but still holding a half-game lead in the AFC South. Yet again, we have a chance for a sub-.500 division winner. My guess is the Colts settle in and win the division with nine or so wins, but a mediocre division winner is always fun!
The big story for the Colts is Andrew Luck. The quarterback has not been on the injury report lately after an early shoulder injury, but now there are reports he has some fractured ribs. If this is true, the Colts could face a fine or docked draft picks for not providing an accurate injury report. It might also explain a little bit about why Luck has struggle this season.
The Panthers are unbeaten on the season, and 5-1 ATS. Cam Newton is getting MVP praise, even though his numbers are not exactly spectacular. In reality, this team is winning due to strong defensive play, and a stout ground game. Newton has made plays for them, but it goes to show how baffling the discussion can be when considering quarterback play.
Find everything you need to know about tonight's game below. This will serve as the game thread tonight.
Monday, Nov. 2
Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers
Start time: 5:30 PM PT
TV channel: ESPN
Announcers: Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico