The Slate

The Best Sports in 7 Days

When did the NFC South become the 2010 NFC West? Currently, every team in that division has a losing record after the first eight weeks of the season.

Thursday, Oct 30

College football (6:30-10 p.m., ESPN): The Louisville Cardinals look to shock the ACC and the rest of college football with a win over Florida State. ... NFL (7:25-11 p.m., NFLN): The New Orleans Saints battle the Carolina Panthers for the division lead in the NFC South.

Friday, Oct 31

College football (7-10 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNU): On Halloween, watch Cincinnati battle Tulane.

Saturday, Nov 1

College football (6-9 p.m., ESPN): Watch a college football playoff elimination game as Auburn travels to Oxford to face Ole Miss. ... College football (6:15-9 p.m., ESPN2): Mississippi State looks to go 2-0 as No. 1 when they host the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Sunday, Nov 2

NFL (12-3 p.m., Fox): The Dallas Cowboys host the surprising Arizona Cardinals in a potential playoff matchup. ... NFL (3:25-7 p.m., CBS): Tom Brady and the New England Patriots battle once more with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

Monday, Nov 3

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Eli Manning and the New York Giants host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in a duel between top NFL quarterbacks.

Tuesday, Nov 4

College football (7-10 p.m., ESPN2): It's November, and that means some midweek MACtion with Bowling Green at Akron.

Wednesday, Nov 5

College football (7-10 p.m., ESPNU): Nothing is better than some MACtion to get past humpday as Ohio hosts Buffalo.

The Saints are currently 3-4 and looking up in the division to the 3-4-1 Carolina Panthers. That tie could come into play if neither team can go on an extended winning streak.