Buccaneers-Panthers Preview Capsule

TAMPA BAY (3-4) at CAROLINA (5-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE — Panthers by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buccaneers 3-4, Panthers 4-3

SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 22-13

LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Buccaneers 22-19 on Dec. 24, 2017

LAST WEEK — Buccaneers lost to Bengals 37-34; Panthers beat Ravens 36-21

AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 25, Panthers No. 6

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (28), PASS (1)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (10), PASS (31)

PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (2), PASS (22)

PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Ryan Fitzpatrick starts at QB for Jameis Winston. ... Winston has 11 turnovers in 3 ½ games since returning from three-game suspension. ... Fitzpatrick has averaged 339 yards passing in last four starts with 11 TDs and five INTs. ... RB Peyton Barber has 264 yards from scrimmage and two TDs in past two NFC South games. ... WR Mike Evans has 16 catches for 295 yards in past three road games at Carolina. ... WR DeSean Jackson has NFL-record 24 career TDs of 60 yards or more. ... Bucs DE Jason Pierre-Paul has sack in six straight games. ... LB Lavonte David has 40 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries in past four games vs. Carolina. ... Panthers have won nine straight at home. ... Coach Ron Rivera is 10-4 vs. Bucs since taking over in 2011. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton has 21 career games with at least two TDs passing and one TD rushing. ... Newton leads all QBs in yards rushing (309) and TDs rushing (four). ... Newton has thrown at least two TD passes in six straight games. ... Panthers WR D.J. Moore had career-best 129 yards from scrimmage vs. Ravens. ... RB Christian McCaffrey coming off first multi-touchdown game of season. ... Greg Olsen one of five TEs with 650 career receptions and 55 touchdowns. ... Panthers have allowed league-low 10 sacks. ... K Graham Gano has made 39 straight field goals at home and NFL-best 28 straight overall. ... DE Julius Peppers (156 ½ sacks) needs four more to move into fourth place on NFL's all-time list. Peppers had sack, two fumble recoveries in last meeting. Fantasy Tip: Newton has 13 TDs (five rushing) and 105.9 QB rating in five career home games vs. Tampa Bay.

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