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Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans Tips & Live Stream - Panthers defence to give them advantage
- The Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans tips for NFL’s Thursday Night Football (Friday at 10.10 am)
- Both teams only had one primetime games last season
- This is the only prime time games between the two this season
- Match preview, prediction and stats
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Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans Tips
For the second consecutive season, both teams will have one prime time NFL game this season as the Carolina Panthers travel to Houston to take on the Texans for Thursday Night Football on Friday AEST.
The Texans had a good start against the Cleveland Browns as they went into halftime with scores level, but the Texans couldn’t contain their efforts as they went scoreless in the third while the Browns piled on 10 points. While they got scores level in the fourth quarter, the Texans suffered a 21-31 defeat.
Carolina Panthers on the other hand, had a hard fought 26-7 win over the New Orleans Saints, keeping them scoreless until the fourth quarter.
- The Carolina Panthers are ranked number one in the NFL for defensive Net Yards Per Game
- The Carolina Panthers are ranked number one in the NFL for defensive Net Passing Yards Per Game
- The Carolina Panthers are ranked number one in the NFL for defensive Rushing Yards Per Game
- The Carolina Panthers are ranked number in the NFL for defensive Total Points Per Game, keeping opponents to 10.5
- The Carolina Panthers have won the last three games against the Houston Texans
Head to Head
The Houston Texans is the youngest franchise in the NFL playing their first season in 2003, so with that in mind they have only played the Carolina Panthers five times since their first season.
The Panthers though lead the head to head count with three wins, while the NFL youngest franchise has only claimed two scalps over the Panthers.
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Everything seems to be going right for the Panthers and for Scott Fitterer, who has led the Panthers to a fantastic start winning their opening two games of the season against the New York Jets in week 1 and the New Orleans Saints in week 2.
Not only are they undefeated heading into week 3 of the season, they also have the best defence in the NFL, leading in all defensive categories.
Fitterer also has Christian McCaffrey and Sam Darnold to thank for their unbeaten start.
McCaffrey had an outstanding performance against the Saints rushing 72 yards from 24 attempts, and scoring one rushing touchdown.
Darnold also played an outstanding game against the Saints, completing 26 passes from 38 attempts, throwing 305 yards and throwing two touchdown passes in the 19 point win.
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The Panthers are quite settled in their lineup and have no real major concerns heading into their week 3 clash against the Texans.
However, defensive ends Morgan Fox and Yetur Gross-Matos remain questionable for the Texans clash.
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The Texans are 1-1 from their two games of the new season after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 1 and are now coming off a 10 point loss to the Cleveland Browns in week 2.
Despite their 1-1 record, they are leading the American Football Conference South Division.
Brandin Cooks was the best player for the Texans in their defeat to the Browns as the wide receiver, scored one receiving touchdown, while also having 78 receiving yards.
Houston Texans Team News
The biggest issue regarding the Texans heading into Thursday Night is their quarterback position, after starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury in their 10 point loss.
It means that rookie quarterback Davis Mills will be handed the starting role.
In other news, safety Justin Reid, linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill and Terrance Mitchell are all labeled questionable for Thursday’s clash.
Meanwhile wide receiver Danny Amendola is doubtful to play against the Panthers.
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The Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans game starts on Friday, September 24, at 10.20 am AST