Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers, Thursday Night Football Week 2. Another week of action with a crucial test for the Panthers. In the first week the critics rained on Cam Newton for losing the first game of the season. Specialists say that Newton still has a lot to prove as a professional. Tampa Bay also lost in the first week, in that division only New Orleans has a victory.
Carolina Panthers: Looking for the first victory.
The Panthers failed in the first week of the season against Los Angeles Rams. In the first half the Rams dominated the Panthers at home 3-13. The game ended with victory for the Rams 27-30. The Panthers’ record in the last four games at home is 0-4. Carolina hasn’t won a home game since November 04 in 2018. The overall record against the Buccaneers is 23-14 since 1995. In December 2018, the Panthers lost 17-24 in Tampa Bay. That was the most recent game.
At home the Panthers are scoring an average of 25.7 points or game, 29.7 rushes with 157.1 rush yards, 22.0 complete passes with 211.2 pass yards. The defense allows up to 22.8 points per game, 22.6 rushses with 109.2 rush yards. Last season the Panthers won five straight games at home.
Cam Newton is full of criticism at the beginning of the season. But the truth is that there are still doubts if Newton can throw deep. After injuries, surgeries and poor performance, doubts continue to grow. So far the few numbers for him are 65.79% with 25 passes completed, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: We keep losing on the road.
The Buccaneers have not won a game on the road since September 09, 2018. Seven consecutive defeats on the road since then against Bears, Falcons, Bengals, Panthers, Giants, Ravens and the recent one against the Cowboys. The last defeat in week one of this season was not so serious, the teamp lost only by a 20-27 touchdown.
On the road the Buccaneers are scoring an average of 27.0 points per game, 24.4 rushes with 100.2 rush yards, 25.1 completed passed with 320.1 pass yards. The defense allows up to 35.8 points on the road with 28.6 rushes and 261.2 pass yards.
Jameis Winston is still looking for a victory on the road for a year. Winston is almost 5 years old with the Buccaneers. The best year for Winston was in 2016 with 9-7-0, all other years were negative with less than 4 victories throughout the season. So far 55.6% with 20 completed passes, 194 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers 09/12/2019 is: take the Carolina Panthers -7.0 (Spread).
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