Buccaneers vs Panthers: Five game-changing players for Week 8
By Bailey Adams
Currently on a three-game losing streak, the Buccaneers (2-4) return home this week to host the division rival Panthers (4-3). Here, we look at five players that can change the outcome of Sunday afternoon’s game.
The Buccaneers are currently one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL. There’s still time to turn things around, but if they are to do that, it has to start soon. What better time to get that going than this Sunday against a division rival? The Panthers are a game and a half ahead of the Bucs, but just lost 17-3 in Chicago. Tampa Bay has had recent success against Carolina, and if it can continue that success on Sunday, everyone will feel much better about the rest of this season. Right?
The Panthers are never easy to beat, but the Bucs are returning to Raymond James Stadium for the first time since Oct. 5. The team has to hope it didn’t lose any buzz around town and that it will have an advantage from the home fans. As important as the Buffalo game felt, this weekend’s game against Carolina is even bigger. It really might make or break what was supposed to be a promising season.
Divisional matchups are always tough. Which five players will decide the outcome of this Sunday’s game?