Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers on December 26, 2021

History: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All Time Head-to-Head Record (entering 2021 season): Panthers Lead 14-7

Current Streak: Buccaneers won the last two meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Buccaneers win, 46-23, in Charlotte in 2020

Players and Coaches to Know:

Carolina Panthers

o Head Coach: Matt Rhule

o Quarterback: Sam Darnold

o Other Notable Players: RB Christian McCaffrey, WR D.J. Moore, DE Brian Burns, S Jeremy Chinn

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

o Head Coach: Bruce Arians

o Quarterback: Tom Brady

o Other Notable Players: ILB Lavonte David, OLB Shaquil Barrett, WR Mike Evans, TE Rob Gronkowski

Carolina Panthers 2020 Record: 5-11

Scoring Offense: 24th (21.9 points per game)

Total Offense: 21st (349.5 total yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 21st (106.5 rushing yards per game)

Passing Offense: 18th (243.0 passing yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 18th (25.1 points allowed per game)

Total Defense: 18th (360.1 total yards allowed per game)

Rushing Defense: 20th (121.0 rushing yards allowed per game)

Passing Defense: 18th (239.1 passing yards allowed per game)

Turnover Margin: 16th (+1)

Panthers' 2021 Draft Class: CB Jaycee Horn, South Carolina (Round 1, 8th overall), WR Terrace Marshall, LSU (Round 2, 59th overall), T Brady Christensen, BYU (Round 3, 70th overall), TE Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame (Round 3, 83rd overall), RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State (Round 4, 126th overall), DT Daviyon Nixon, Iowa (Round 5, 158th overall), CB Keith Taylor, Washington (Round 5, 166th overall), G Deonte Brown, Alabama (Round 6, 193rd overall), WR Shi Smith, South Carolina (Round 6, 204th overall), C Thomas Fletcher, Alabama (Round 6, 222nd overall), DT Phil Hoskins, Kentucky (Round 7, 232nd overall)

Key Veteran Additions: QB Sam Darnold, G Pat Elflein, T Cameron Erving, LB Denzel Perryman, OLB Haason Reddick, DE Morgan Fox, CB A.J. Bouye, TE Dan Arnold, WR David Moore

Notable Departures: WR Curtis Samuel, TE Chris Manhertz, RB Mike Davis, DE Stephen Weatherly, DE Efe Obada

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