Kick off time from Carolina is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NFL Network.
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The home squad Carolina Panthers opened as a -2 point home favorite with the over under lined at 35 ½ points.
Money has shown early on the side of the home club as the Carolina Panthers is now favored by -3 points. The over under has not moved in this NFL preseason game off the opening line of 35 ½ points.
Those wagering on the Carolina Panthers on the money line will lay -165 odds with the take back on the road underdog Houston Texans at +145 odds to pull off the upset win straight up without taking points.
Getting the start for Houston in preseason game one will be Matt Schaub. The veteran signal caller should see a series or two. In relief of Schaub will be T.J. Yates who is number two on the depth chart. NFL veteran John Beck and rookie Case Keenum out of the Houston Cougars program will vie for a roster spot.
The Texans have good depth at the running back position with returning starter Arian Foster with Ben Tate seeing action as the number two back. Justin Forsett is third on the depth chart and Jonathan Grimes out of William & Mary will compete for a roster spot.
Cam Newton will be under center for Carolina for a series or two in this first preseason affair. His backup is NFL veteran Derek Anderson with former Notre Dame product Jimmy Clausen as the number three quarterback on the roster.
The running back duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are back for the Panthers. Josh Vaughn a third year veteran and rookie Lyndon Rowells out of Humboldt State will compete for the number three spot at the back position.
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