The Buccaneers last played the Carolina Panthers all the way back on Week 8 of the 2017 NFL Season. A 17-3 loss for the Bucs in Tampa, they look to avenge themselves and hinder their opponents’ playoff hopes.
Coming off a respectable game in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons Monday night, the Buccaneers are looking to end their four-game losing streak.
The Panthers are coming off a huge home win over the Green Bay Packers who welcomed quarterback Aaron Rodgers back from injury.
Sitting at 10-4 the Panthers are in prime position to make the playoffs with a win this week. The Bucs are looking to lock up a top ten pick with a loss.
After playing hard on in prime time and coming one referee slip away from overtime, Tampa Bay is still win-less inside the division.
These last two games will mean much more for their opponents to make the playoffs, but the Bucs are playing for their future.
A plethora of injuries to the Bucs’ roster means we’ll all get a look at some of their young players competing to stay on the roster next season.
The Bucs will be resting some of their players to prevent further injuries, while the Panthers will be going full force.
“Riverboat” Ron Rivera and company are always a tough opponent, but when they have a top-tier defense they are even tougher.
The Buccaneers will bring their best effort this week but it might not be enough. Here are some Panthers players looking to ensure it isn’t.