NFL Fans Can’t Believe They’re Watching Thursday Night Football After Saints-Cardinals Strong Start

by Nick Geddes
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No, NFL fans, don’t adjust your TV sets. It’s true — you just saw a touchdown on the opening drive of the Arizona Cardinals (2-4) vs. New Orleans Saints (2-4) on “Thursday Night Football.”

Yes, it’s indeed Thursday, though you might be confused since points have been scored. For that, we have Saints quarterback Andy Dalton to thank, who heaved one downfield and found receiver Rashid Shaheed for a 53-yard score.

Not even the great Al Michaels could believe his eyes. After watching a 12-7 ballgame last Thursday between the Chicago Bears and Washington Commanders, the Amazon Prime Video play-by-play man was stunned to see an early score.

“Is this Thursday Night Football?” Michaels asked.

Fans are confused as well, as the over might actually hit on a “Thursday Night Football” game.

How ironic is it that Dalton — who came into the game 0-11 in his last eleven primetime starts on the road — is the one to break the “Thursday Night Football” curse?

The Over Hits on Thursday Night Football

Dalton’s regressed significantly in this one, throwing back-to-back pick 6’s in the final two minutes of the second quarter. A 14-6 New Orleans lead quickly turned into a 28-14 deficit going into halftime.

On the bright side, the over has hit! Will Lutz’s 25-yard field goal in the third quarter made it a 28-17 game, meaning that the over bettors have won big. The line was 43.5 entering the game.