Thursday night brings a tough NFC matchup between the undefeated Cardinals and the Packers, who haven’t lost since Week 1.
In his third year in the league, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has thrown for over 200 yards in all seven games. The Cardinals have four wide receivers with over 300 receiving yards (DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore) and two running backs with over 300 rushing yards (Chase Edmonds and James Conner). They have the fifth most receiving yards in the league with 2,002, and they have the fifth most rushing yards with 956.
Defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the primetime game on Thursday due to a dislocated shoulder. He is expected to undergo shoulder surgery next week, which will most likely end his 2021 season.
The Packers’ stats don’t place as high as the Cardinals. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers only has 1,710 passing yards this season, while the Packers only have one wide receiver and one running back with over 300 yards. Wide receiver Davante Adams (744 yards, 13 TDs) tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and will not be playing in Thursday’s game. Running back Aaron Jones (404 yards) is good to go.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Packers vs. Cardinals on “Thursday Night Football.” Follow along below for updates from the NFL’s Week 8 game.
Packers vs. Cardinals score
Packers vs. Cardinals live updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
10:12 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Cobb catches the ball in the end zone for a Packers touchdown. A flag was thrown on Jordan Phillips for roughing the passer, which will be enforced when the Cardinals get the ball. Packers 17, Cardinals 7.
10:10 p.m. — The Packers go for the 4th & 3 on the Cardinals’ 7-yard line. St. Brown completes the first down catch to end on the 2-yard line.
10:07 p.m. — Henry Black intercepts the ball on the Cardinals’ 14-yard line. It is now Packers ball.
10:05 p.m. — The Cardinals receive the ball to start off the second half. There’s an offensive holding penalty called to put the Cardinals on their own 25-yard line.
End of second quarter: Packers 10, Cardinals 7.
9:52 p.m. — Rodgers’ attempt at a hail mary fails as the first half comes to an end.
9:50 p.m. — The Packers fail to make a complete pass on third down. With five seconds left in the half, the Packers decide to go for it on fourth down.
9:47 p.m. — The Packers make it to the middle of the field when Jones completes the first down on the 50-yard line. 1:28 remain in the first half.
9:43 p.m. — Randall Cobb completes his first first down of the night. The Packers end on their own 26-yard line.
9:40 p.m. — It’s the battle of the defenses right now. The Packers end the Cardinals drive early.
9:37 p.m. — Hopkins heads to the sidelines to get his hamstring worked on. He is questionable to return to the game.
Deandre Hopkins is now officially questionable to return due to his hamstring injury.
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9:33 p.m. — FIELD GOAL. The Packers do not complete a touchdown and instead attempt a field goal. They end this crazy drive with three more points. Packers 10, Cardinals 7.
9:31 p.m. — The Packers have the ball on the Cardinals’ 3-yard line. The first touchdown pass is incomplete.
9:27 p.m. — When the ball is punted to the Cardinals, it is originally called that Rondale Moore didn’t touch the ball and it would remain Cardinals ball. The play went under review, and the call was overturned as the ball did hit Moore’s finger, so it became Packers ball.
9:22 p.m. — Robert Tonyan completes a 15-yard catch for a Packers first down. Amari Rodgers then advances 11 yards to end on the Packers’ 46-yard line.
9:16 p.m. — De’Vondre Campbell, the former Cardinal, sacks Murray for a loss of four yards. The Cardinals end their drive.
9:11 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Jones rushes in for a Packers touchdown. Tied game now. Packers 7, Cardinals 7.
9:07 p.m. — Dillon rushes in for a first down to end on the Cardinals’ 11-yard line.
End of first quarter: Cardinals 7, Packers 0
9:04 p.m. — The Packers let the quarter end while on 4th & 1.
9:00 p.m. — Juwann Winfree completes a first down, and the Packers end up on the Cardinals’ 22-yard line.
8:58 p.m. — A neutral zone infraction is called on the Cardinals defense, giving the Packers a first down and gain of five yards.
8:54 p.m. — Dillon advances 12 yards to put the Packers on the Cardinals 45-yard line.
8:52 p.m. — AJ Dillon completes the Packers’ first first down of the game. The Packers are on their own 36-yard line.
8:47 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Chase Edmonds completes his first touchdown of the season and puts the Cardinals on top. Cardinals 7, Packers 0.
8:46 p.m. — Murray rushes in for the first down on the Packers’ 11-yard line.
8:42 p.m. — DeAndre Hopkins catches and runs for 61 yards into the end zone, but there is no touchdown on the play due to a personal foul by Hopkins. The catch is still complete, with 15 yards added because of the penalty, so the Cardinals end on the Packers’ 21-yard line.
8:40 p.m. — Sean Harlow is called for offensive holding, turning the Cardinals first down into a 1st & 20. There has now been a penalty on the first down of every drive.
8:36 p.m. — Aaron Jones drops a long pass from Aaron Rodgers for a first down. The Packers suffer another drive without a first down.
8:30 p.m. — The Cardinals finish their first drive with no first downs, too.
8:27 p.m. — Rashan Gary attempts a tackle, but instead is penalized for holding onto Kyler Murray’s face mask. The Cardinals advance 15 yards.
8:26 p.m. — The Packers start out the game with no first downs on their first drive. Equanimeous St. Brown was penalized for offensive holding on the first play, which added 10 yards for the Packers offense.
8:22 p.m. — The game kicks off as the Packers receive the ball first.
Packers vs. Cardinals start time
- Kickoff: Thursday, Oct. 28, 8:20 p.m. ET | 5:20 p.m. PT
Packers vs. Cardinals is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
How to watch ‘Thursday Night Football’
- TV channels: Fox, NFL Network
- Live streams: Fox Sports Live, NFL Network, fuboTV
The game will be broadcast on Fox and on NFL Network with Fox Sports announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call and Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the sidelines.
You can also stream “Thursday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
‘Thursday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|8||Oct. 28||Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|9||Nov. 4||Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|10||Nov. 11||Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|11||Nov. 18||Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|12||Nov. 25||New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo Bills||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|13||Dec. 2||New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|14||Dec. 9||Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|15||Dec. 16||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|16||Dec. 23||Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers||NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 25 (Sat.)||Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|16||Dec. 25 (Sat.)||Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts||NFL Network|