Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2020 Matchup Title Area - Week 2 - 092020

Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Carolina's 5-11 record in 2019 wouldn't clue you in on how effective the Panthers were at taking down opposing quarterbacks - they were second in the league with 53.0 sacks. Where they rank in other defense categories might, though. But the biggest factor in Carolina's downturn was undoubtedly the inconsistency at signal caller. Quarterback Cam Newton again battled through injury and succumbed in Week Three, after the team's first meeting with the Bucs on Thursday Night Football the week before. Tampa Bay took that primetime contest in spectacular fashion on fourth-down nearly goal-line stop that preserved their lead. The Bucs wouldn't be as successful though in London as the two teams faced off overseas.