Is Thursday night football on TV? Free live stream, for Cardinals vs Saints game on Amazon Prime Video
Kyler Murray is back in action on Thursday Night Football with the Saints in town.
Both sitting at an unimpressive 2-4, both teams are desperate for a win to try to start building momentum if they are to make a playoff push. The Cardinals are home favorites by 2.5 points at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
How to watch the New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals (Thursday Night Football | Week 7)
What time will the game start? Will the game be on television ? – Thursday’s game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. EST at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game will not be aired on any conventional television channel nationwide. The game will be available on affiliated local TV channels if you live in the Pittsburgh or Cleveland markets.
How to stream the game live: Amazon Prime Video | NFL+ – The main way to watch the game will be via Amazon Prime Video. However, fans can also watch primetime games all season with NFL+which comes with a free trial.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints are two teams stuck in the early-season slump, struggling with injuries and inconsistent play.
It’s too early to throw in the “must-win” tag for Thursday night’s game.
But it’s also too late to pretend that all is well.
“We get to that point where you don’t want to press that button, but we have to win,” Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said.
The Cardinals (2-4) host the Saints (2-4) Thursday night in a crucial game for these reeling teams who find themselves in remarkably similar situations.
Both have the advantage of playing in struggling divisions: NFC West (Cardinals) and NFC South (Saints) have no team better than 3-3.
This means that despite their poor play, the Cardinals and Saints aren’t in a terrible position in the playoffs, having only one game back in the divisional race. But that silver lining won’t exist much longer, especially if the losses keep coming.
“You just have to stay the course,” Saints co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen said. “It’s a long season. It’s early. But we also don’t want this thing to get away from us. So it was, ‘Let’s just do our job, be where you’re supposed to be and when your chance is to make a play, make a play.
“We have enough good players and coaches and everything to do it right. Just stay the course and no one will panic.
The cardinals hope that the return of three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins can strengthen the attack. Hopkins missed the first six games of the season after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Arizona also traded wide receiver Robbie Anderson on Monday, acquire disgruntled receiver Carolina Panthers. Anderson had a 1,000-yard season in 2020 and gives Murray another big and talented point guard.
The Cardinals are trying to end an eight-game losing streak at home, the longest in the franchise since 1958.
“I certainly haven’t reached the level that we have for ourselves, or that I have for myself, but we can keep improving,” Murray said. “It starts with one, so that’s the mindset right now.”
The Saints are still working on their quarterback situation: replacement Andy Dalton has made three straight starts, but starter Jameis Winston is close to his return.
The NFL’s Thursday Night Game is often a much-maligned product, with critics complaining about the health of players, who have to play two games in five days. There are also grumblings over the quality of the football as both teams are tired and don’t have as much time to prepare for their opponents.
Murray said there was no point in complaining about the schedule.
“I see this as a great opportunity,” Murray said. “I love playing football, and it’s another opportunity to hit the pitch, especially after a (loss). I have another opportunity to go out there and compete and win.
The Saints’ running game has blossomed in recent weeks. New Orleans has rushed for 228 yards or better in each of its last two games.
Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. said it was possible earlier this season to have games like this if a combination of turnovers, third-down failures and early deficits hadn’t made it difficult. games call in progress.
“We haven’t had as many opportunities to get as many plays run as we would like,” he said. “But I think our guys up front, our tight ends and running backs, they’re playing well, and I think we’re blocking well on the perimeter as well.”
The Saints could have two of their top three draft picks in the roster with the expected returns of receiver Chris Olave and defensive back Alontae Taylor from injuries.
There also appears to be another less-heralded rookie rising to prominence: Rashid Shaheed, a fast receiver and returning man who wasn’t drafted out of Weber State.
Shahid, who was lifted from the practice squad after fellow receiver and primary returner Deonte Harty went to injured reserve, showed blistering speed when he took a transfer on a throw sweep 44 yards for a touchdown in his first offensive play with the ball in the NFL.
“I’ve done a lot of throwing sweeps in the past,” Shaheed said, explaining that he played running back all through high school and in junior football before that. “I feel like the running back instinct takes over after that.”
The Cardinals have been playing pretty well defensively on the ball and they’re getting production from young players. Zaven Collins, Cam Thomas and Myjai Sanders all had their first career sacks in last week’s loss to the Seahawks.
Collins had two sacks and eight tackles, a team high.
“Watching these young guys practice, how they’ve worked together and grown each week has been fun to watch,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “They’re playing hard, having fun and it’s a good mix with some of those veterans.”