Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 17 Expert Picks: CAR vs. TB

The Bucs host the Panthers in the 2016 regular season finale. Here is how the experts are predicting the NFC South division matchup.

A lot needs to go right for the 8-7 Buccaneers to secure a playoff spot, but none of that matter if they don't close out the regular season with a home win against the Carolina Panthers. The Buccaneers won the first matchup on the road in a Week 5 Monday Night Football matchup thanks to a game-winning Roberto Aguayo field goal as time expired.

The Bucs have dropped their last two games on the road to the Cowboys and the Saints after going on an attention-grabbing five-game win streak from Weeks 10 through 14. Tampa Bay is 3-4 at Raymond James Stadium this season, having won their last three home games.

The Panthers, last season's division and conference champions, are 6-9 this season. They are 2-5 on the road this year and have won just one game against an NFC South team. With a win on Sunday, the Buccaneers would have their first series sweep against the Panthers since the 2012 season. It would also give the Buccaneers a 4-2 division record, their best since 2007.

We now turn it over to the NFL experts to take a look at who they are picking to come out on top in the Week 17 Panthers vs. Buccaneers rematch.

NFL.com Elliot HarrisonBuccaneers

ESPN.com ConsensusBuccaneers

USA Today, ConsensusBuccaneers

SBNation.com, ConsensusBuccaneers

CBSSports.com, ConsensusBuccaneers

FoxSports.com, Consensus – Split 3-3

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