2018 Thursday Night Football: Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers November 08, 2018 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Carolina Panthers goes to Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kick-off is set at 8:30PM ET. It will be an AFC-NFC classic primetime match set up for the fans of Pittsburgh and Carolina.

Pittsburgh leads the AFC North division with 5 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. They have a four-game winning streak on the line and a half-game lead over Cincinnati. The tag-team of QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown are still dynamic and humming this season.

But the emergence of RB James Conner has been a revelation in the absence and continued protest of Le'Veon Bell.

The Carolina Panthers sits in 2nd place in the NFC South division with 6 wins and 2 losses. They have a three-game winning streak and within shooting distance in division leader New Orleans.

Carolina has struggled when they face Pittsburgh with QB Ben Roethlisberger at helm. To finally win over the Steelers, the Panther must contain the passing plays of QB Ben Roethlisberger and the ground game of RB James Conner.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Pittsburgh Steelers as a 3.5-point favorite to beat the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.