First place in the NFC South division is up for grabs tonight as the New Orleans Saints travel to North Carolina to take on the Panthers. Even though the Saints are 3-4 on the season, they are still in 2nd place in the NFC South and with a win tonight they could take over first place in their division.

The Saints are coming off of a big vitory over the Green Bay Packers last Sunday night as the beat up the Pack 44-23 to improve to 3-4 on the season.  The real test Thursday night is can the Saints win on the road.  All three victories on the season have come in the Mecedes Benz Superdome and all four losses have been on the road.

The Saints and the Carolina Panthers game will air in prime time tonight on the NFL Network.

The game tonight will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and be televised nationally on NBC.