New Orleans enters Thursday night's game following a crushing defeat at home. Victory seemed nearly secured following Drew Brees’ 32-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks to tie the score with less than a minute and a half remaining.
The Los Angeles Rams (3-4) return home to the Coliseum for the first time since Week 5 for a cross-divisional matchup against the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers. The Rams opened the season on a sour note with an embarrassing 28-0 shutout loss to the 49ers. They would go on to win their next three games.
Defending NFC champion Carolina limps into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome seeking its first victory in a month. The Panthers, who have won the NFC South each of the past three seasons, look nothing like the steamroller they were in 2015 en route to a 14-0 start. Carolina has lost three games in a row, the last two coming against divisional foes Atlanta and Tampa Bay.