The New Orleans Saints face their third straight divisional opponent to kick off the season, this time against the Carolina Panthers. Neither team has been very good through two games but at least the Saints can boast about the win they've recorded. Carolina can't do the same.
New Orleans' defense played well against the Bucs but it was the Saints' offense that once again let the team down. They'll have a chance to rebound against a Panthers defense that has averaged 160 rushing yards per game so far, according to ESPN. Running the ball will be key this week and we saw the o-line open up some opening lanes in Week 2.
This game probably isn't all that exciting for people so it makes sense that it has a less-than-stellar broadcasting crew.
Broadcast crew for Saints vs Panthers Week 3
On the call for this game will be Dan Hellie and Matt Millen, per Audacy. Lindsay Czarniak is the sideline reporter.
This isn't a well-known crew by any means and, as mentioned above, that's not terribly surprising considering this is a game against an 0-2 team and a team that should probably also be 0-2.
Czarniak joined FOX's NFL broadcast team in 2019 and also serves as a studio host for NASCAR coverage. Hellie works for NFL Network but also does play-by-play for both the NFL and college football on FOX. Millen played in the NFL for 12 years, spending time with the Raiders, 49ers, and Redskins. After retiring from football, Millen called games on both CBS and FOX. He also briefly left the broadcast booth to help run the Lions organization as their CEO and general manager, which he did from 2001 to 2008.
FOX's top crew (Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen) is on the Buccaneers/Packers game, which isn't a surprise since those are two teams that could be the No. 1 seed in the NFC.