The Saints' season-opening loss against the Cardinals wasn't the start the team's fans hoped for. New Orleans struggled on defense early and late, and the offense settled for too many field goals.
Thursday, Sept 17
NFL (7:25-11 p.m., CBS/NFLN): The end looks near for Peyton Manning, but judge for yourself as the Denver Broncos hit the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs.
Friday, Sept 18
High-school football (7-10 p.m., ESPN2): Mississippi gets some national exposure as Wayne County High School hosts Archbishop Rummel High School out of Louisiana in a prime-time showcase.
Saturday, Sept 19
College football (3-6 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State should have little problems with Northwestern State to get its second win of the season. ... College football (5-8 p.m., ESPN3): Jackson State is still on the road as it takes on SWAC power Southern University. ... College football (6-9 p.m., ESPN3): Southern Miss should get its first win on the road against Texas State. ... College football (8-11 p.m., ESPN): Pace yourself so you are ready for the rumble in Tuscaloosa between the University of Mississippi and Alabama.
Sunday, Sept 20
NFL (12-3 p.m., Fox): The New Orleans Saints get to come home and face rookie quarterback Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they look for their first win this season.
Monday, Sept 21
NFL (7:30-11;30 p.m., ESPN): Former MSU running back Josh Robinson will try to get the Indianapolis Colts their first win of the season at home against the New York Jets.
Tuesday, Sept 22
Documentary (8-9 p.m., SECN): "SEC Storied: Tigers United" tells how Missouri football player Michael Sam told his college teammates he was gay before he later told the world.
Wednesday, Sept 23
Volleyball (7-9 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State is currently 7-3 and the middle of the SEC as the team hits the road to face 4-5 Alabama.
Millsaps' foe this week, the University of Chicago, used to be a member of the Big Ten conference and had the first Heisman Trophy winner, known then as the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, in halfback Jay Barwanger.
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