Buccaneers: 4 storylines to watch vs. Carolina Panthers in Week 2

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2. Can the defense contain Christian McCaffrey?

Teddy Bridgewater looked pretty good in his Panthers debut, but let’s not make any mistake about it: The Carolina offense runs through Christian McCaffrey.

McCaffrey is a threat out of the backfield and in the passing game. He’s one of the top play-makers in the league and simply just finds ways to explode.

The Buccaneers defense actually played well against the Saints last week and now the question coming into this game is if they can get the job done by containing McCaffrey. It’s not about shutting him down, it’s about ‘bending and not breaking.’