TAMPA BAY (1-3) at CAROLINA (1-3)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. EDT, ESPN
OPENING LINE - OFF
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 1-3, Carolina 1-3
SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead series 20-11
LAST MEETING -Panthers beat Buccaneers 38-10, Jan. 3, 2016
LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Broncos 27-7; Panthers lost to Falcons 48-33
AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 24, Panthers No. 16
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (25), PASS (14).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (15).
PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (8), PASS (10).
PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (12), PASS (15).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -QB Jameis Winston has nine turnovers in last three games. Buccaneers have minus-9 turnover margin. ... Bucs converting just 38.9 percent of third downs. ... RB Charles Sims had 99 yards from scrimmage in last meeting. ... WR Mike Evans ranks in top 10 in NFL in receptions, yards receiving and TD catches. ... WR Vincent Jackson had 10 receptions for 147 yards and TD in his last game vs. Carolina last October. ... TE Cameron Brate has two TD receptions in last two games. ... Buccaneers' defense allowing 32 points per game. ... Gerald McCoy (calf strain) leads all DTs with 28 sacks since 2012, but status uncertain. ... LB Lavonte David had 12 tackles, one sack and forced fumble in last meeting with Carolina. ... Panthers QB Derek Anderson will start if Cam Newton (concussion) can't play. Anderson is 2-0 as starter for Carolina since 2011, with both wins against Tampa Bay. .. Newton had two TDs rushing and two TDs passing in last meeting with Bucs. ... LT Michael Oher (concussion) may miss second straight game. ... Carolina offensive line has surrendered 13 sacks. ... Panthers' streak of 35 straight games with at least 100 yards rushing snapped last week by Atlanta. ... RB Cameron Artis-Payne expected to start for Carolina if Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) can't play. ... RB Fozzy Whittaker had nine receptions for 86 yards vs. Atlanta. ... WR Kelvin Benjamin has just three catches for 39 yards and one TD in last two games. Benjamin had 14 receptions for 196 yards receiving and two TDs in his last two games vs. Tampa Bay, both in 2014. ... WR Devin Funchess had seven catches for 120 yards and touchdown in last meeting. ... Panthers have allowed 29.5 points per game this season. ... Panthers starting DEs Kony Ealy and Charles Johnson have no sacks. Johnson leads team with six quarterback pressures. ... Since entering NFL in 2012, LB Luke Kuechly leads NFL with 637 tackles. Fantasy Tip: TE Greg Olsen is Anderson's favorite target. Olsen caught TD pass from Anderson last week and leads team in receptions and yards receiving.
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