The Carolina Panthers are heavy favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Monday though Cam Newton’s absence could make a difference. Then again the Panthers have Derek Anderson, a more than able backup that could still hold the fort for Ron Rivera’s charges.
Cam Newton is expected to sit out this match with the Buccaneers after the star quarterback suffered a concussion against the Atlanta Falcons. He has yet to return to practice and will need proper medical clearance before he can resume starting duties for the Panthers.
Turnover Prone Jameis Winston Renders More Woes
With Anderson filling in ably, the quarterback position on the end of the Bucs leaves a lot to be desired. Jameis Winston continues to fumble, turning the ball often and lacks the consistency that could help the boys of Dirk Koetter.
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With the issues hounding the two teams alone, this one is looming to be a blowout thought the defense of the Bucs could make up for that. Compared to the Panthers, the Bucs are expected to prey on the ‘friendlier’ Panthers secondary but it may take more than that to even out the odds.
For this to happen, Gerald McCoy and Doug Martin would need to step up big time and take advantage of the struggling 1-3 Panthers, Tampabay.com reported.
Regardless if it was Newton or the obvious starting Anderson plus the fact that this match gets going right at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina places the Buccaneers in a pretty precarious situation.
In short, this is looming as a game that the Panthers can only lose if they want to. Will that be the case?
The Panthers host the visiting Buccaneers with kick-off starting at 8:30 p.m. ET this Oct. 10. ESPN will be providing TV coverage with live stream available via the Verizon NFL mobile app. The game can also be watched online via NFL Game Pass.