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Carolina Panthers (home) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away)

Current records: Carolina 5-2-1; Tampa Bay 3-4-1

What to Know

Tampa Bay will square off against Carolina at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The odds don't look promising for Tampa Bay, but the bigger the opponent is, the harder they fall.

It was close but no cigar for Tampa Bay as they fell 34-37 to Cincinnati last-week matchup. Despite Tampa Bay's defeat, the team got to see several of their players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who passed for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns, was the best among equals.

Meanwhile, Carolina strolled past Baltimore with points to spare, taking the game 36-21.

Carolina's victory lifted them to 5-2-1 while Tampa Bay's loss dropped them down to 3-4-1. Giving up four turnovers, Tampa Bay had trouble holding onto the ball. We'll see if Carolina exploit that vulnerability.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 2:00 PM ET
  • Where: Bank of America Stadium, North Carolina
  • TV: FOX
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $86.50

Prediction

The Panthers are a solid 6 point favorite against the Buccaneers.

This season, Carolina are 4-3-0 against the spread. As for Tampa Bay, they are 3-4-0 against the spread

Vegas was right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6 point spread, and stayed right there.

Series History

Carolina have won 4 out of their last 6 games against Tampa Bay.

  • 2017 - Carolina Panthers 22 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19
  • 2017 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 vs. Carolina Panthers 17
  • 2016 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 vs. Carolina Panthers 16
  • 2016 - Carolina Panthers 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
  • 2015 - Carolina Panthers 38 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10
  • 2015 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 vs. Carolina Panthers 37

Top Projected Fantasy Players

  • Cam Newton: 29.41 points
  • Christian McCaffrey: 14.21 points
  • Mike Evans: 12.2 points

Weather

The current forecast: passing clouds, with a temperature of 58 degrees.