2019 NFL – Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking place? Sunday 13th October, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking place? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham

What is the expected weather for Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers? 16c with showers expected

What television channel is Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-14 Carolina Panthers

THE TEAM NEWS

CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • Carolina made it three victories in a row as they produced a brilliant offensive display to defeat Jacksonville last week with back-up QB Kyle Allen becoming the first undrafted QB since 1999 to win his first four careers starts.
  • The Panthers are unbeaten this season with Allen starting under center and he will continue in the role once again this week with Cam Newton continuing to work his way back to fitness from a foot injury.
  • Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey was in superb form once again last week as he scored three TDs but picked up a knock late in the contest and he was a worrying inclusion on the injury report having sat out the first practice of the week with a back problem.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • Tampa Bay could not back up their surprise victory over Los Angeles Rams as they were edged out by New Orleans to slip to 2-3 but they put in another good performance and showed that they have plenty to work with this season.
  • ILB Jack Cichy is expected to miss a second consecutive game with an elbow injury whilst several other players are carrying minor knocks such as Ndamukong Suh and T Demar Dotson which forced them to sit out Wednesday’s practice.
  • The Bucs will hope to have WR Breshad Perriman back for this contest but he will need to overcome a hamstring issue, though one man definitely ruled out is G Alex Cappa who played on with a broken arm in last week’s game.

THE PREDICTION

This should be an entertaining game between two teams that have shown up well in recent weeks. Tampa Bay pushed New Orleans all the way on the back of their win over the LA Rams whilst Carolina have won three in a row and this game could see a lot of points. If Tampa can produce the same level of performance as their last two games they will be a difficult challenge to overcome but with Carolina on the back of a three-match winning streak, they can just edge this.

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