No way around it, the so-called 'experts' are ALL picking the Carolina Panthers to take the Thursday night matchup with the Buccaneers. Well, ok all but Dave Richard of CBS Sports. Shout out Dave.
Tampa Bay did drop their season opener at home to the San Francisco 49ers. It was a less than ideal start to the season, especially knowing a short week to a road division contest was on the other side of it.
The Buccaneers have the opportunity to show resiliency on Thursday night – and send a message to the haters at the same time.
See below for the full list of expert picks.
NFL.com, Greg Rosenthal – Panthers
USA Today, Consensus – Panthers (unanimous)
SBNation.com, Consensus – Panthers (unanimous)