Why this game is intriguing: Another one with nothing at stake (catching the trend down the end of this list?). But the actual on-field product figures to be action-packed. Cam Newton and Drew Brees will come out firing, and there might be an aerial assault like we rarely get to see. The red-hot Saints will be trying to finish off a disappointing season on the right foot, before heading into the offseason to try to retain their coach, Sean Payton. As for the Panthers, coach Ron Rivera's seat gets cooler and cooler, thanks in part to Cam Newton's re-emergence and three straight wins. Can they make it four?
The First Read, Week 8: Packers facing moment of truth vs. Cardinals; Daniel Jones steps up
Will the Packers prove they can hang with the NFC's top teams in a huge Thursday showdown with the Cardinals? Jeffri Chadiha explores that and more in his First Read ahead of Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season.
Bucs reward fan who gave back Tom Brady's 600th-TD ball with season tickets, signed memorabilia
Byron Kennedy wasn't supposed to receive Tom Brady's 600th-touchdown football. He's being rewarded handsomely for giving it back. The Buccaneers are giving Kennedy two signed jerseys and a helmet from Brady, a signed Mike Evans jersey and his game cleats, $1,000 credit at the team store, and two season passes for the remainder of this season and 2022.