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Bucs-Panthers: Numbers, what they're saying

Bucs at Panthers

1 p.m., Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 103.5-FM, 95.3-FM

Line/over-under: Panthers by 7½; 41½

The poll

Coach Greg Schiano believes Mike Glennon might be the Bucs' long-term solution at quarterback. How about you?

Agree. Bucs should address other needs in the draft: 56 percent

Not sure. Bucs should take a QB in the mid to late rounds: 32 percent

Disagree. Bucs should use their first pick on a QB: 12 percent

Total: 120 votes

By the numbers

11-15 Bucs' record against the Panthers

1 Interceptions thrown by the Bucs' Mike Glennon over the past six games, fewest in the NFL in that span

74 Passing yards needed by Glennon to pass Josh Freeman (1,855 ) for the Bucs' rookie record

81.5 Average rushing yards allowed per game by Panthers, third-best in the NFL

94.3 Passer rating for the Panthers' Cam Newton over the past seven games — all victories

What they're saying

Carolina already survived one dreaded trap game, last week at Miami, and I suspect they will be ready to play from the onset for this one. The Bucs, meantime, are able to play this spoiler role and look like a team with nothing to lose. They won't go down easy here.

Jason La Canfora CBS Sports

The Buccaneers forced five Detroit turnovers on the road in their latest win, and former N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon had another fine performance. If the Panthers come out as flat against Tampa Bay as they did against Miami, they likely won't get away with this a second time.

Scott Fowler Charlotte Observer

The picks

The Panthers' late comeback against Miami showed me something. Carolina now enters every game believing it's going to win and then finds a way to get it done — even if it takes almost the whole game to take the lead. The Bucs have been anything but a pushover for a month now, but the Panthers' mojo is flowing and will be too much for Tampa Bay to overcome. Panthers, 27-17.

Don Banks Sports Illustrated

The Panthers have to be careful here not to get caught looking ahead to the Saints next week. Tampa Bay has come on with three consecutive victories. Mike Glennon has made strides. But this is a step up in competition. The Panthers will continue their roll. Cam Newton wins again. Panthers, 30-21.

Pete Prisco CBS Sports

It's another potential letdown for a Panthers team poised to challenge the Saints for the division title. The Bucs will give Carolina a tough fight. But these Panthers know how to overcome adversity with a potent defense and a maturing quarterback who soon will be in the MVP discussion. Panthers, 27-23.

Mike Florio

Two streaking teams. Panthers' win string — and roster — far more impressive. Panthers, 22-10.

Barry Wilner Associated Press

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17

Jets 18, Bucs 17


Saints 16, Bucs 14


Patriots 23, Bucs 3


Cards 13, Bucs 10


Eagles 31, Bucs 20


Falcons 31, Bucs 23


Panthers 31, Bucs 13


'Hawks 27, Bucs 24 OT


Bucs 22, Dolphins 19


Bucs 41 Falcons 28


Bucs 24 Lions 21



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Bucs-Panthers: Numbers, what they're saying 11/30/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:46pm]
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