Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers look to start 3-0 for the first time since 2003, when they host Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) on "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
The Panthers are coming off of a 24-7 home victory over the Detroit Lions, in which Newton threw for 281 yards and a touchdown in his first game of the year, after missing the season opener in Tampa Bay with a rib injury. A win on Sunday would move Carolina to 3-0 for the first time since 2003, when they eventually lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII. The Steelers are looking to rebound following a 26-6 loss in week two at the Baltimore Ravens. Sunday night's matchup will be the first meeting between the two teams since 2010, when Pittsburgh defeated Carolina, 27-3, in week 16.
Calling Steelers-Panthers is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the "SNF" booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
"Football Night in America," the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Bank of America Stadium. He will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward, and NBC Sports commentator Josh Elliott.
Dan Patrick co-hosts "Football Night" from NBC Sports Group's Studio 1. He will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of "Pro Football Talk on NBCSN" and NBCSports.com, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated. Alex Flanagan will report from CenturyLink Field in Seattle on the Broncos-Seahawks game.