Panthers vs Buccaneers: The Panthers will try to turn their recent fortunes around when they travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers will travel to Tampa, FL to take on the Buccaneers on Sunday after suffering a heartbreaking loss against the Seattle Seahawks last week.
A three-game losing streak has reduced the Panthers (6-5) to trying to earn a wild card playoff berth. The defense has struggled a bit, allowing 52 points in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10 and giving up big plays late in the game during the loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week.
The Buccaneers (4-7) are such a mess that attendance has decreased dramatically. They are ranked 30th in attendance in 2018, and the situation has become so dire that the team is offering free tickets to season tickets holders for Sunday’s game.
You can get the latest score and stats from the game in the box score provided above and here’s everything you need to know in order to watch the Panthers vs. Buccaneers game:
Tampa Bay is hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 30.73 points per game before their next match. They will take on Carolina at home at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Both teams might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times (Tampa Bay picked up 420 yards, Carolina 489).
Tampa Bay’s four-game streak of losses has finally come to an end. They had enough points to win and then some against San Francisco last week, taking their matchup 27-9. Jameis Winston, who passed for 312 yards and 2 touchdowns, was a major factor in Tampa Bay’s success.
Carolina’s rough patch got a bit bumpier as this was their three loss in a row. They fell just short of Seattle by a score of 30-27. The game was as close as the oddsmakers predicted, but Carolina had been the slight favorite coming in.
Tampa Bay’s victory lifted them to 4-7 while Carolina’s defeat dropped them down to 6-5. Carolina’s offensive line will need to gear up for a tough test against a Tampa Bay defensive front that amassed four sacks against San Francisco, so we’ll see if they are up to the task.